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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 There are also historical references to “Griffith’s dam”.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, TIMELINE, 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.

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Samuel T Stewart is an historian and author of many publications on the local area including Griffydam village. These can viewed or downloaded for free. 

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Many thanks to everyone who attended Griffydam Memories. It was a great afternoon and sharing your memories has enabled us to gather lots of new information about the history of our small hamlet.

Walter Davies was a lay preacher and Sunday School Superindendent at Griffydam Wesleyan Methodist Church. His relatives have provided us with a fascinating insight into the families history. Walter's story can be found under Topics/People Stories or here>>

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