The Leake Historian No. 19



ISSN 1357-1079

East Leake and District in the Domesday Book

by Keith Hodgkinson

A Rempstone problem solved

by Bill Buchanan

The Basket, 73 Main Street West Leake

by Mike Saunders

Memories of living at Rempstone

by Bill Buchanan

Whatever happened to our castle?

by Keith Hodgkinson

Potters Gleanings-deadly deeds in our village

by Rev.S. P.Potter


Front cover -Robert Count of Mortain in the Bayeux Tapestry

Rear Cover-Ordnance Survey map of 1884 of East Leake. & The Star West Leak

Renishaw Hall near Chesterfield- home of the Sitwell family.

Coat of arms of the de Ferrers family

“The Basket” original sign

Osier beds

Sarah Boothway (nee Mills) and daughter GladysHarry Eaves with son Maurice in the pram outside “The Basket” in 1930s

Derbyshire family 1922

Rempstone Hall

Rempstone Rectory

Rempstone’s Special Constables in WW2 including W Buchanan

Castle Lane, undated

Enclosure Award map 1798

Ordnance Survey map 1884

OS map of 1900 showing the newer buildings on the waste

Field 300

An aerial view of the remains of the motte and bailey castle at Laxton Nottinghamshire.

D. Sarah Speight’s map of Nottinghamshire castles : no castles south of the county capital 

No.1 The Green , East Leake 1930


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