Domesday Book Entry for Gelston (originally Cheuelestune, perhaps from the Norse name Gjofull + the Old English word tun (farmstead)):
- Head of manor: Hough on the Hill
- Taxable value:12 geld units
- Households: 18 villagers. 6 smallholders. 2 freemen
- Ploughland: 16 ploughlands (land for) 6 men’s plough teams
- Meadow 146 acres. Woodland 200 acres
- Lord in 1066: Earl Ralph the constable
- Lord in 1086: Count Alan of Brittany.