Preface | Quick Quide | Northwold Enters Written History | The Ely Connection | Northwold in Domesday
Northwold’s Greatest Son – A Benedictine Monk | Bishop Hugh’s Early English Church | From Early English to Decorated
Early Rectors, the Black Death & a Wall Painting | The Easter Sepulchre | Who Was John Sterlynge (or Starling or Stalyng)?
How St. Andrew’s Acquired Its Tower | The Tudor Period | Northwold Under The Stuarts and Cromwell
Georgian St. Andrew’s | Modern Times – From Charles Norman Onwards | A Brief Note on Sources
NORTHWOLD ENTERS WRITTEN HISTORY
or the first known mention of
Northwold in historical
records we have to go back more than a thousand years, into the brief golden age of Anglo-Saxon civilisation in England. In 970, when Edgar the Peaceable (crowned in 959), the great grandson of Alfred the Great, was King and Archbishop Dunstan of Canterbury was his wise counsellor, a scribe wrote Northwold – spelt Northuuold – in an official document. It was in Edgar’s reign that the name of the country was first written Engla-land (land of the Angles or English), and shires were divided into hundreds for administrative purposes. Ours was the Hundred of Grimshoe.
Left: Northwold in 1851