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For the surname, see Greasley (surname).

Greasley is a parish north west of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, England. Although it is thought there was once a village called Greasley, there is no settlement of that name today as it was destroyed by the Earl of Rutland so he could have a better view.[1] The built up areas in the parish are Giltbrook, Moorgreen (often confused with Greasley), Newthorpe, Watnall and parts of Eastwood, Kimberley and Nuthall. There is also a small Hamlet known as Bog-End. In the 2001 UK Census the Parish had a total population of 10,467.[2]

Greasley is located in Nottinghamshire
 Greasley shown within Nottinghamshire
District Broxtowe
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG16
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Coordinates: 53°01′N 1°16′W / 53.02°N 1.27°W / 53.02; -1.27


Greasley (then Griseleia) is mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to William Peverel[3] and being worth ten shillings. The book includes reference to a church, a priest and woodland pasture.[4]

The remains of Greasley Castle, a medieval fortified manor house, have been incorporated into a range of farm buildings.[5]

Notable people[edit]

William Warburton Bishop of Gloucester was a churchman here. Mordecai Sherwin England and Notts cricketer was born here[6] in 1851.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ See the Lost Village of Greasley.
  2. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics
  3. ^ William was given a large number of manors in Nottinghamshire including Chilwell, Toton, Colwick and Kimberley.
  4. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.771
  5. ^ "Greasley Castle". Pastscape. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  6. ^ Cricket Archive

External links[edit]

Media related to Greasley at Wikimedia Commons