Greasley  Nottinghamshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Greasley like this:

GREASLEY, a hamlet, a parish, and a sub-district, in Basford district, Notts. The hamlet was formerly called Greasley Moor Green, -is now called simply MoorGreen; lies 2½ miles E of Langley Mill r. station, and 7 NW by N of Nottingham; and has a post office, of the game of Moor Green, under Nottingham. ...

The parish includes also the hamlets of Brinsley, Kimberley, Newthorpe, Wagnall Cantelope and Wagnall Chaworth. Acres, 8, 010. Real property, £21, 852; of which £7, 516 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 5, 284; in 1861, 6, 230. Houses, 1, 303. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of coal mining. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Cagtilupes; and belongs now to Lady Palmerston. Some remains exist of Qreasley Castle, or ancient manor house, and of Beau-Vale abbey. See BEAU-VALE. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £134. * Patron, Viscount Palmerston. The church is a good stone edivce, with a handsome tower. The chapelries of Brinsley and Kimberely are separate benefices. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, New Connexion Methodists, and Free Methodists. There are also a national school, a British school, and charities £62.—The sub-district contains also five other parishes in Notts, and one and part of another in Derby. Pop. 18, 028. Houses, 3, 619.

Greasley through time

Greasley is now part of Broxtowe district. Click here for graphs and data of how Broxtowe has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Greasley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Greasley, in Broxtowe and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th November 2021

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