Honour of Peverel
The Honour of Peverel (also known as the Feudal Barony of the Peak) is a geographic area in the north of England comprising part of the historic feudal barony held by the Norman Peverel family. The honour was granted to William Peverel (c. 1050 – c. 1115) by William the Conqueror. Historians speculate that Peverel was the illegitimate son of William the Conqueror, but this is not supported by any firm evidence.
- Bolsover Castle - which became the seat of the Peverel family
- Nottingham Castle
- Codnor Castle
- Peveril Castle in Castleton, Derbyshire
- Eastwood, Nottinghamshire
- Langar Hall
William Peverel's son, William Peverel the Younger, inherited the honour, but, accused of treason by King Henry II, forfeited it, and the king then passed it to Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester, who died before he could take possession.
- Sanders, I.J., English Baronies, Oxford, 1960, p.136
- Cokayne, George E.; other authors (1887–98). The Complete Peerage (extant, extinct or dormant). Volume 4 (4th ed.). pp. 762–768. Retrieved 2008-05-13.