EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF GRIFFYDAM

Griffydam is a small hamlet in North West Leicestershire and is located in the parish of Worthington.

 

The name of the village of Griffydam is thought to originate from Old Norse “gryfja” (cleft/valley) and Old English “dammer” (dam). There are also historical references to “Griffith’s dam”. This suggests that a “small” settlement probably developed as far back as the time of the Viking invasion of 873.

To discover more about the history of our village go to TOPICS, follow the HERITAGE TRAIL..... or view the Book Publications via the link below, from which we have taken may extracts for this website with the kind permission of the author Samuel T Stewart.

Chapel Parade
Chapel Parade

Methodist Chapel
Methodist Chapel

Sam Hodges Returning After War
Sam Hodges Returning After War

Chapel Parade
Chapel Parade

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Publications

Samuel T Stewart is an historian and author of many books on the local area including publications on Griffydam village. To view or download his publications for free click below.

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A new book on Limestone Burning in NW Leicestershire is now available. If you are interested please get in touch via the Contact page or email us on griffydamvillage@gmail.com  

Books on the Desk

 Click Below To View Latest Books by Samuel T Stewart 

(or click on View Books opposite to view all books) 

 

 

William Wale Of Griffydam - Framework Knitter, Druggist & Chemist

 

The 1921 Miner's Lockdown

 

 

16 April 2021