Waltham On The Wolds - History

History

One of the earliest mentions of this place is in the Domesday book where it is listed amongst the lands given to Hugh de Grandmesnil by the King. There was 100 acres (0.40 km2) of meadow and land for 11 ploughs. It was valued at six pounds.

The village had a railway station one mile (1.6 km) north of the village which opened in 1883 as a branch line from Scalford, but was only used sparingly for special occasions such as events at Croxton Park. The line, owned by GNR, was used mainly for nearby iron ore works near Knipton, and the line's remains are still visible.

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