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It was a hamlet of Monks Kirby and was site of a watermill, a sizeable village and a chapel. The manor of Cestersover was held by the Waver (or Wara) family from at least the Norman Conquest; and the name of the village derives from Thester Wara (meaning "the Eastern" Wara).
The village was abandoned around 1467 when Henry Waver, who had made his fortune as a London draper (and was appointed a Sheriff of London) was granted permission to rebuild the ancient manor with turrets and crenelations and to enclose 500 acres of land.
Today, remains of a moat and parts of the old manor are visible.
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