Whitwick has a long history. It was recorded as ‘Witewic’ in Domesday Book in 1086.
One of the earliest mentions of the place, as Witewic, is in the Domesday Book, the name of the settlement meaning either “The White Farm” or “Hwita’s Farm”, which may have been a reference to the outcrop of white sandstone found here. It was listed amongst the lands given to Hugh de Grandmesnil by King William I. There was said to be land for half a plough and woodland which was a furlong by half a furlong. Its value was two shillings.