Greasley Castle: Gryseleye


Nr. Eastwood


Scheduled Monument – Monument Number 315651

Grade II Listed Building


Medieval fortified manor house, moated, curtain wall. Had a round tower measuring 20 ft in diameter situated in the north west section of the building. The dry moat measuring 4.9 ft deep had a flat bottom and the bank at the north of the moat measuring 29.5 ft wide and standing 4.9 ft high. Part of the outer bank of the moat destroyed when a road was realigned.


1252                            c: Held by Hugh fitz Ralph who died.

1340                            c: Licence to crenellate granted to Nicholas de Cantelupe by Edward III. Afterwards was then called a castle.

17th C                          Held by Sir John Manners.

1700                            Before: Destroyed.

1797                            Only 1-2 walls survived.

19th C                          Late: Remains rebuilt upon.

19th-20th C                   Altered.

1933                            Excavated by H. Green.

1959                            Field Investigation.

1969                            Watching Brief by Trent Valley Archaeological Rsearch Committee.

1975                            Field Investigation.

1994                            Scheduled.

2003                            Scheduled.

21st C                           Beginning: Used as farm buildings.

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