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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Grimthorpe Manor
Grimthorpe Manor was granted by Henry I to William the son of Ulf early in the 12th Century, along with Fangfoss, Thorpe, Meltonby and Givendale. "Grim” comes from a name for the Scandinavian god Odin. Although this could be a personal name of the original founder, it is also used in place names like Grim’s Ditch and Grim’s Dyke both ancient earthworks So, Grimthorpe could be named after the hill fort earthworks nearby. The 2nd William Fitz-Ralph has a grant of free warren in the 13th century, “Lord of Grimthorpe” is replaced by “Greystock”. At the end of the 16th Century another Elizabeth married Lord William Howard and carried Grimthorpe and Hinderskelf to her new husband. Their successor, Charles Howard, gave rise to a new baronial line that continues at Castle Howard today. There were various tenants of the Earls of Carlisle until Grimthorpe was sold in 1795 to the Denison family and the manorial line was broken. Male succession ended after 3 centuries and the fortunes of the manor declined. (Some of this text is from a talk given by Mike Pratt to the Bishop Wilton History group on the Grimthorpe Hill Fort.)

It is interesting that the sale notice of 1795 describes the same lands granted by Henry I in the 12th Century to William the son of Ulf.
12th Century Gift of Grimthorpe
Granted by Henry I to William the son of Ulf early in the 12th Century
Sale notice of Grimthorpe Manor in 1795
Sale Notice From: Oracle and Public Advertiser, January 3, 1795..