Site of Possible Monastic Grange at Herbert Gray College, Rugby
The possible site of a Medieval monastic grange, a farm or estate associated with Pipwell Abbey. The grange is known from documentary evidence. It was probably located at the Herbert Gray College, Rugby.
1 Henry de Rokeby was a benefactor of the Abbey of Pipwell (Northants). He gave land in Rugby to Pipwell Abbey and the Abbey had a grange here. In the later 13th century it was moved (see PRN 3651).
2 The grange of Pipwell Abbey was ‘I think, first near the church, where the Rectory house stands…’ This was once moated.
3 In the reign of Henry II (1154-89) Henry de Rokeby granted to Pipwell Abbey a parcel of land called Nepland, on which a grange was built, and a meadow called Millholme. This seems to have been in the E of the manor. In 1557 this property was granted to Sir Rowland Hill and Thomas Leigh of London.
4 Noted by Ordnance Survey.