In c.989, Ælfhelm willed to his wife the chief messuage at Gyrstlingathorpe, its produce and men, except half the woodland and open land to Godric, his daughter and his priest.
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Sunday 1st December, Gestingthorpe Village Hall 11:00-16:00
We will be at the Gestup Craft Fair with freshly fired garden pots once we unload the wood kiln.
Look through the ever growing collection we have of the village and its inhabitants.
We are always on the look out for your images old or new.
Have a look through some of the past and current projects that we are involved with.
a very gallant gentleman
Lawrence Edward Grace Oates as well as joining Captain Scott on his ill-fated journey to the South Pole grew up in Gestingthorpe Hall and his family did a great deal for the village throughout the 20th Century.
We are lucky to have recollections of residents past and present both audio, visual and written.
We are lucky to have a number of local authors their work on local history is both enlightening and informative.
The tower was built in the 15th Century, but the oldest part dates to the 13th.
BRICKS & POTS
There were two brickyards making tiles, drains, bricks and copings together with a small pottery that made commemorative pots and utilitarian wares.
The Downs family were well known for making ploughs and other farming equipments as well as the hire of engines.
CRICKET / FOOTBALL
The playing field in the heart of Gestingthorpe has long played host to a Football Team in the winter and a Cricket Team in the Summer.
Before the Norman Conquest there were Romans living and working in the village - we have the remains of a Villa to confirm this.