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Along the Moors - Lubstree

Lubstree Park

Lubstree Park
Lubstree Park

Lubstree Park takes its name from a long-lost strip of medieval parkland that once formed the largest fenced area in the whole of the Weald Moors. The park was first enclosed out of Lubstree Moor during the late 11th Century by Godebald the Priest, the Norman Lord of the Manor, and was said to have measured a league in circumference (about 3 miles). It appears to have continued in ecclesiastical ownership for several hundred years and was confirmed in the possession of Lilleshall Abbey around 1220. At that time, the Abbot was keen to secure command of the Humber Brook for the foundation and was granted land and easements by the lords of Preston and Eyton manors respectively, enabling him to construct stank for a water mill at Lubstree Pool.