Gledthorp Grange and Warsop

Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1796.

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Robert Thoroton, 'Gledthorp Grange and Warsop', in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796) pp. 366-370. British History Online [accessed 29 May 2024].

Robert Thoroton. "Gledthorp Grange and Warsop", in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796) 366-370. British History Online, accessed May 29, 2024,

Thoroton, Robert. "Gledthorp Grange and Warsop", Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, (Nottingham, 1796). 366-370. British History Online. Web. 29 May 2024,

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GLETHORP was soc to Thorp (Perlthorp) of Roger de Buslies fee, and answered the tax for four bov. The land being six bov. There four sochm. had two car. pasture wood one qu long, and one broad. (fn. 1) In Waresop of the Soc of Maunsfeld was one bov. which a certain blind man held of the king in alms, where he had one border, with six oxen in plow. And here was of the Tayn-land one bovat, but the greatest part of Waresoppe, was of the fee of Roger de Busli, and before the conquest the free-hold of Godric, and Lemot, and Vlchel, who answered the geld for three car. for their three manors. The land being six car. and an half. There Roger in demesne had three car. ½, six sochm. on two bov. of this land, and fifteen vill. eleven bord. having three car. There was a priest and a church, and one mill, 16d. and half the seat of mill, pasture wood five qu. long, four broad. In king Edward the confessours time the value was 64s. then when the survey was taken in the conquerours 4s. less.

(fn. 2) Gilbert de Arches (lord of Grove) by the consent of Gilbert his son and heir, gave to the church of Wellebec, together with his body, his whole land of Gledethorp; and Thomas, son of Raph de River, gave his whole land there, reserving 8s. per ann. to himself and his heirs, for which the brethren gave him three marks of silver and 20s. He did affy or promise to hold this bargain with his right hand, in the hand of Walter de Sidenham. Andrew, son of Thomas de la Rivere, confirmed the said gift of his father, and by another deed released the 8s. per annum.

(fn. 3) Oliva, daughter and heir of Alan Fitz-Jordan (lord of Tuxford) in her widowhood and lawful power, after the decease of Roger de Montebegonis, sometime, her husband, (as before him was Robert de St. John) gave to the church of Wellebec, and canons there, &c. a certain meadow in Warsop, which was called Bradheng.

(fn. 4) A grant or donation 17 H. 3, was made to Robert de Lexington of the parc of Karleton and Crumbwell, and of the manor of Warsope, with the advowson of the church, and the mill of Hilucton, which he had of Oliva Fitz-Jordan.

(fn. 5) In 52 H: 3, it seems Robert de Sutton was lord of the manor of Warsop, which Margery sometime wife of John de Lexinton held in dower, and which the king had given to queen Alianor his confort, for the redemption of the said Robert de Sutton, according to the edict of Kenilworth. (fn. 6) Robert de Sutton son and heir of William de Sutton, deceased, who held the manor of Warsop of the king in capite, did his homage 53 H: 3. (fn. 7) But there was some strife between the king, and the noble Robert de Sutton, concerning the presentation to the church of Warsop. (fn. 8) The jury, 52 H: 3, found that Robert de Sutton was above twenty-seven years old at his fathers death, and that here was 3 car. in demesne, and free-holders, &c. The jury, 20 E: 1, (fn. 9) said that Margery de Merlay held the manor of Warsop, with a garden, and eight bov. of land, &c. of the inheritance of Richard de Sutton, son of the said Robert.

(fn. 10) In 16 E: 2, they said that John de Somery held Warsop and Ekering of John de Sutton, (son of Richard) which John de Sutton then had to wife Margaret, one of the sisters and heirs of the said John de Somery; and Thomas Bottetort had Joane, the other. Richard de Sutton, 1 E: 2, (fn. 11) had an ad quod damnum to settle this manor and advowson on the said John and Margaret, and their heirs, and then there remained the manor of Ekering, and 5 marks yearly rent in Allerton under Sherwood, and the manor of Sutton upon Trent.

(fn. 12) The jury, 2 E: 3, said that John Nunnes of London, acquired the manor of Warsop in see of John de Sutton. John atte Nunnes 3 E: 3, (fn. 13) claimed to have a market here every Tuesday, with toll and stallage, and other things belonging to a market. (fn. 14) John de Nunnes citizen of London, 3 E: 3, passed his manor of Warsop, with the advowson of the church, and with the pare of Plesele, in the county of Derby, to sir John de Roos, knight, and his heirs.

This manor or with Ekering and Sutton, continued with the lords Roos and their heirs the earls of Rutland, as in those places may be noted. The last earl George gave this to William Willughby, late lord Willughby of Parham, his sisters son.

John, son of William de Ros de Ramelak, 11 E: 3, (fn. 15) had confirmation of free warren in his demesne lands in Tuxford, Warsop, and Aston, and that he and his heirs for ever might freely and without impediment run through the kings whole forest in this county, at the fox, wolf, hare, or cat, except the kings demesne warrens, this was dated March 20.

(fn. 16) The abbat of Wellebec confirmed to Hugh, son of Robert del Estapilton and the heirs of his body, remainder to Robert, brother of the said Hugh, &c. one mess. with a toft, and one bov. of land in the territory of Warsop, which the monks had of the gift of Eva Murdac wife of Hugh Brett, which she had by right of inheritance for her part of William de London her brother, named in Nettleworth. (fn. 17) Walter le Brett 9 E: 1, claimed against John de Lascelles six bov. and two acres of land, and one meadow in Warsop, and against the abbat of Wellebec other lands there: (fn. 18) he was son of Richard, son of Eva, who had another husband Thomas de Lascelles in the time of H. 3, and gave the land to Richard de Lascelles, who thereof enfeoff'd the said John, against whom the plaint was brought.

Gledethorp with Welbek is the inheritance of his grace the duke of Newcastle.

(fn. 19) The owners of Warsop in 1612, were said to be Roger earl of Rutland, William Kitchen, Will. Barker, John Whithead, Adam Hawkesworth of Holmefeild, John Taylor, John Butcher.

(fn. 20) The rectory of Warsop was 20l. when the lord Roos was patron: Tis now 22l. 15s. 2d. value in the kings books, and William Willoughby patron.

[Throsby] Geldthorp and Warsop.

Warsop land is partly open and partly enclosed fields, the enclosed part contains two thirds, and was done about the year 1775. Mr. Knight is principal proprietor.

Warsop fair-town and church-town, are half a mile asunder, distance from Nottingham twenty miles, from Mansfield five. Here are no hospitals, established schools, or dissenting meeting-houses; but there are Sunday schools formed under the patronage and direction of the late worthy rector Mr. Southgate. (fn. 21)

The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, has a nave and side aisles, and a tower with four bells.—See view, page 360.

In the church the following epitaphs, among others:—

Here lyeth the body of Daniel Newton, who was one of his majesty's coroners for county 28 years. He departed this life May 21, 1764, aged 70 years.

In the chancel:—M. S. Oliverus Dand, S. T. B. et olim coll. S. Johan'is evangelistæ in academiâ cantabrigiensi sociorum seniorum unus, hujus rector ecclesiæ, et causæ regis ac religionis quassatæ nuper propugnator strenuus: tot meritus titulos side, cura', literis jacet hic honor tumuli paralysi tandem sublatus Maij 4, 1661, ætatis 55.

Non surdus horreas viator loquentem lapidem urnam sacri præconis decet esse vocalem. The arms a griffin rampant 3 scallop shell.

Hic jacet sepult. Henricus Lukin, nup. de Soukcholme, gent. natus 9° Novemb. 1586, apud Magn. Baddowe, in com. Essex, qui obiit 7th, Febr. 1630.

Here lieth the body of Hannah, the wife of William Wylde, of Nettleworth, who departed this life the 5th day of May, in the year of our lord 1773, aged 60 years.— Also near this place lieth the body of William Wylde, father of the above William Wylde, who died in the year 1656, aged 28 years.

Gullielm. Wyld infans filius Gullielmi Wyld de Nettleworth, gent. obiit 23 die Sept. anno domini 1694.

Hic pace in placida manet infans immaculatus delicium cæli pulvere dulce jacet. Angelus æthereo sicut est demissus ab alto. Tempore in exiguo quo venit ipse redit.

Here lieth the body of William Wylde of Nettleworth, who departed this life the 11th day of January, 1779, aged 82 years.

Here lyeth the body of Mr. George Fothergill, who was rector of Warsop twenty years, and departed this life in the seventy-sixth year of his age, on the twenty-third day of August, anno domini 1683.

Mural:—To the memory of a trusty servant and loyal subject, a kind master, a faithful friend, a loving husband, and a good christain. And now reader think not that this is to the memory of many, but wonder that it is to that of one Mr. John Rolleston, of Rolleston in Staffordshire, well born and well bred, well known and therefore well beloved. The high and mighty William late lord duke of Newcastle, and his noble family, as having had the honour of being his secretary, when he himself had the great one of being governor to the prince, afterwards king Charles the second, as likewise that of secretary to the army under his excellencies command, in the late unhappy wars. His approved honesty and abilities in business, rendered him highly useful to his master and his court; particularly to the former, in the management and prefervation of his estate at a time, when the government itself was too weak to preserve any thing from rapine and ruin. The advantage raised to himself out of a long meritorious service, was almost entirely lost upon the declining fortune of the royal party at Manton-moor; and yet his good service in ye end, mett with what he valued above all, the honour of having been highly trusted: and ye comfort of having honestly discharged his trust. To ye blessings of the man here remembered, was added that of a long life, he having lived to the age of eighty-four years, a long but to him alglorius tyme of tryal. He departed this life ye twenty-second of December, 1681, in full hopes of a joyfull resurrection, to a much better. Erected as a monument of pure love, by his entirely beloved wife and sorrowful widow Mrs. Elizabeth Rolleston, now living in this parish, 1686.

Brass:—Here lieth the body of William Wylde, esq: of Mansfield, eldest son of the late William Wylde, esq. of Nettleworth. He died March lx, 1787, in the 53rd year of his age.

Safe in the hand of one disposing power Or in the natal or the mortal hour.

Thomas Fothergill, A. M. nuper hujus ecclesiæ rector. Mortem obijt. Cal. 17 Jan. Anno Salut. 1703. ætat. 57:

Mural:—Hic juxta Filiolum dulcissimum acerbo olim fato præreptum Paternas exuvias deponi voluit vir reverendissimus Samuel Hallifax, LL D. et S.T.P. ex hac vicinia oriundus primisq. literis imbutus in academia Cantabrigiensi floruit Juris civilis prælector. Publicus et professor regius in curia prærogativa cantuariensi, facultatum commissarius: in hac ecclesia rector: in cathedrali Glocestriensi primo, deinde asaphensi episcopus: quæ per omnia officia ingenio claruit et eruditione et industria singulari: summa in ecclesiam anglicanam side: concionum vi ac suavitate flexanimas criptorum nitore et elegantia; vita, Insuper id quod primarium sibi semper habuit, inculpabili.

Natus est apud Mansfield, Jan. 8, 1733, calculo oppressus properata morte. obiit Martii 4, 1790, ætatis eheu! 57. Catharina conjux, cum unico filio et sex filiabus superstes relicta in aliquod desiderii sui solamen mœrens. P.

Patron, John Galley Knight, esq: Incumbent, when I visited, rev: Richard Southgate. King's book, 22l. 15s. 2½d. Yearly tenths, 2l. 5s. 6¼d. Archiepisc. pro Syn. 4s. prox. 7s. 6d. Val: in mans: cum ter: gleb: decim: &c. Isaac Knight presented in 1778; Ralph Knight, esq: in 1735; Eliz. Galley, widow, in 1778.

In Warsop church-yard are three remarkable elm trees, the largest about 20 yards high and 18 feet in the girth, their age unknown; they are in a state of decay, particularly the largest. See view of Warsop church, page 360.


  • 1. Lib. Dooms.
  • 2. Regist. de Welleb. p. 89.
  • 3. Ib.
  • 4. Ch. 17 H. 3.
  • 5. Claus. 52 H. 3, m. 3, in dorso.
  • 6. Claus. 53 H. 3, m. 13, in dorso.
  • 7. Ib. m. 12. in sced. pend.
  • 8. Esc. 52 H. 3, n. 33.
  • 9. Esc. 20 E. 1, n. 13.
  • 10. Esc. 16 E. 2, n. 72.
  • 11. Esc. 1 E. 2, n. 112.
  • 12. Esc. 2 E. 3, n. 12.
  • 13. Quo War. 3 E. 3.
  • 14. Rot. Chart. coram Will. Herle 3 E. 3, ro. 2, in dor.
  • 15. Cart. 11 E. 3, m. 32, n. 63.
  • 16. Regist de Wellebec, p. 253.
  • 17. In bundell. de Esson: Assis: & al: Pl: Hill: 9 E: 1, ro: 7:
  • 18. Ib: ro: 56:
  • 19. Lib: libere ten:
  • 20. Mss: J: M:
  • 21. Rev. Mr. Southgate, the late rector, was an antiquary of note; and we are told that prior to his death, he was engaged in arranging, for publication, remarks on the Anglo Saxon coins. He resided chiefly at the British Museum, London.