Gelston

For Parish Council / War Memorial etc – See Hough on the Hill

Post box collections: Mon-Fri 1600 / Sat 0900

History

1086 Domesday Book entry for Gelston

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.

 

1850 Tithe Map