Cratley is a lost village in Nottinghamshire, England. It may have been located close to North Laithes Farm at Kneesall although an alternative site east of Laund Wood has been suggested. Another name's for the settlement is Cratela, or Creilage. Two field names on the Estate Map of the Liberty of Rufford i.e. (Rufford Estate) in 1637 are given as East and West Credlin.
The Village of Cratley was listed as Crastell in the Domesday Book as having 22 villeins and 2 bordars, i.e. 22 villagers, 2 smallholders.
4 Ploughlands. 2 Lord's Plough Teams for the Demesne Lands of the Manor. and 9 Men's Plough Teams. Each Ploughteam had 8 Oxons.
Total population in 1086 was 24 households (quite large), Total tax paid by all the owners: 2.5 geld
- Thoroton Society Record Series Vol XXX ,ed. C J Holdsworth, Rufford Charters, Vol 2, p.390
- M.W.Barley in Nottm Medieval Studies, 1 (1957), p.79
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