The History of Our Village
Our village has a long and interesting history. In the 1230’s, the ancestors of the Grey family probably held the manor of Silsoe including the site of the future Wrest Park between 1230 and 1236. When the house was built is uncertain but by 1308 there was a capital messuage, a dove-cote and a substantial amount of land. A capital messuage was a chief house on a manor or estate.