The manor of Great Gransden or Repington Manor may be identified with the ten librates of land held by Earl Robert's daughter, Maud wife of Ralph, Earl of Chester, presumably as a gift in frank-marriage. Between 1172 and 1181 she gave this land to the Priory of
Repton (known as Repington at that time), as a gift in frankalmoign. At the dissolution of the Priory in 1538 the Prior granted the manor with lands in Hardwick and Leycock to Henry Audley and
The house now on the site is a remarkably complete Tudor manor
built ca 1550 by Julius Caesar (another one), doctor to both Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I, a descendant of Caesar Aldemare of Padua.
Details about how the name transformed from Repington to Rippington
can be found on the Origins page.