Gelston

Parish Council / War Memorial – See Hough on the Hill

1086 Domesday Book entry for Gelston (originally Cheuelestune,perhaps from the Norse name Gjofull + the Old English word tun (farmstead).

 
Head of manor: Hough on the Hill.
Taxable value:12 geld units.
Households: 18 villagers. 6 smallholders. 2 freemen.
Ploughland: 16 ploughlands (land for) 6 men’s plough teams.
Meadow 146 acres. Woodland 200 acres. 
Lord in 1066: Earl Ralph the constable.
Lord in 1086: Count Alan of Brittany.