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 There are also historical references to “Griffith’s dam”.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

What's New


Books by author and historian Samuel T Stewart on the history of Griffydam and the local area can be downloaded from here! Click on DETAILS below to view publications.

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

Hello Heritage is a 2 week celebration of the heritage and culture across North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire and is now in its fourth year. Organised by NWLDC, it usually provides a wide variety of walks, talks and heritage site visits. However, due to the constraints of the current pandemic,  this year’s event has been restricted to placing information boards around sites of interest and aimed at local residents who may come across them on their daily walk.

Griffydam will be participating in the event so look out for the boards as you are passing through the village!

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