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Parishes in Nottinghamshire until 1842

Up to the mid-19th century, the ecclesiastical jurisdictions within Nottinghamshire were quite complex. The ancient Archdeaconry of Nottingham, in the Diocese of York, was almost coterminous with the county, but included the parishes of Rossington and Finningley which were later transferred to Yorkshire. It also included places like Bawtry and Austerfield, which had always been in Yorkshire but which were chapelries of the parish church of Blyth in Nottinghamshire.

The Archdeaconry consisted of four deaneries: Nottingham, Bingham, Newark and Retford. Outside the jurisdiction of the Archdeaconry were a number of parishes which were attached to the Peculiar of Southwell. In addition, a few parishes reported to the Dean and Chapter of York, and some others were entirely responsible for their own ecclesiastical business, like Kinoulton. Some places were 'extra-parochial', meaning they were not in any parish, and their inhabitants had to attend neighbouring churches.

This situation lasted until 1841-2, when the parishes formerly under Peculiar jurisdiction were incorporated into the Archdeaconry of Nottingham.

Parishes in this table are shown in capital letters. Chapelries were places which had church buildings of their own, but came under the jurisdiction of a mother church in another parish. People living in townships and hamlets had to travel to their parish church to worship, marry, baptise their children and bury their dead.

The place names used are standard forms taken from Bartholomew's Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1914 edition.

ADBOLTON Bingham Rectory (until 1746) Hamlet in Holme Pierrepont from 1746, when church was demolished
Alverton Newark township Kilvington/Staunton
Annesley Nottingham Curacy (Perpetual Curacy from 1794)  
Annesley Woodhouse Nottingham hamlet Annesley
ARNOLD Nottingham Vicarage  
Askham York Peculiar Perpetual Curacy East Drayton
Aslockton Bingham township Whatton
Aspley Nottingham hamlet Radford
ATTENBOROUGH Nottingham Vicarage  
Auckley (in Yorkshire) Retford township Finningley
Austerfield (in Yorkshire) Retford chapelry Blyth
AVERHAM Newark Rectory  
Awsworth Nottingham hamlet; chapelry from 1760 Nuthall
BABWORTH Retford Rectory  
Bagthorpe Nottingham hamlet Selston
BALDERTON Newark Vicarage Annexed to Vicarage of Farndon
Barnby Moor Retford hamlet Blyth
Barnstone Bingham chapelry Langar
BARTON IN FABIS Bingham Rectory  
BASFORD Nottingham Vicarage  
Bassingfield Bingham hamlet Holme Pierrepont
Bathley Southwell Peculiar township North Muskham
Bawtry (in Yorkshire) Retford chapelry Blyth
BECKINGHAM Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
Beesthorpe Southwell Peculiar hamlet Caunton
BEESTON Nottingham Vicarage  
Besthorpe Newark chapelry before 1709, later township South Scarle
Bestwood Park Nottingham   Lenton (detached portion)
Bevercotes Retford chapelry

West Markham. Church demolished late 17C

BILBOROUGH Nottingham   Rectory
Bilby Retford hamlet Blyth
BILSTHORPE Retford Rectory  
BINGHAM Bingham Rectory  
Blaxton (in Yorkshire) Retford township Finningley
BLEASBY Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
BLIDWORTH Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
BLYTH Retford Rectory  
Bobbers Mill Nottingham hamlet Radford
BOLE York Peculiar Vicarage  
Bolham Retford hamlet Clarborough
BOTHAMSALL Retford Perpetual Curacy  
Boughton Retford parochial chapelry Kneesall
Bradmore Bingham Curacy Annexed to Bunny (church destroyed by fire)
Bramcote Nottingham Chapelry Attenborough (but Lenton, 1690-1711)
Brinsley Nottingham hamlet Greasley
Broadholme Newark township Thorney
Brough Newark hamlet South Collingham
Broughton Sulney, see UPPER BROUGHTON      
Broxtowe Nottingham hamlet, previously a chapelry Bilborough
Budby Retford township Edwinstowe
Bulcote Bulcote chapelry Burton Joyce
BULWELL Nottingham Rectory  
BUNNY Bingham Vicarage  
BURTON JOYCE Nottingham Vicarage  
CALVERTON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
CAR COLSTON Bingham Vicarage  
Carburton Retford chapelry Edwinstowe
Carlton in the Willows Nottingham township Gedling
Carlton on Trent Southwell Peculiar chapelry Norwell
Carrington Nottingham hamlet Basford
CAUNTON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
Caythorpe Nottingham township Lowdham
Chilwell Nottingham township Attenborough
Cinderhill Nottingham hamlet Nuthall
CLARBOROUGH Retford Vicarage  
CLAYWORTH Retford Rectory  
CLIFTON Bingham Rectory  
Clipston Bingham township Plumtree
Clipstone Retford township Edwinstowe
Clumber Park Retford hamlet Worksop/Carburton
Coates York Peculiar hamlet Habblesthorpe
Coddington Newark parochial chapelry East Stoke
COLSTON BASSETT Bingham Vicarage  
COLWICK Nottingham Rectory  
Cortlingstock, see COSTOCK      
Cossall Nottingham Parochial Chapelry Wollaton
COSTOCK Bingham Rectory  
COTGRAVE Bingham Rectory (formerly in two moieties)  
Cotham Newark Curacy  
Cottam Retford chapelry South Leverton
CROMWELL Newark Rectory  
CROPWELL BISHOP Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
Cropwell Butler Bingham township Tithby
Cuckney, see NORTON CUCKNEY      
Darlton Southwell Peculiar Perpetual Curacy Dunham
Daybrook Nottingham hamlet Arnold
Danethorpe Newark hamlet South Collingham
Drakeholes Retford hamlet Clayworth/Everton
DUNHAM Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
EAKRING Newark Rectory  
EAST BRIDGFORD(alias Bridgford-on-the-Hill) Bingham Vicarage  
EAST DRAYTON York Peculiar Vicarage  
EAST LEAKE (alias Great Leake) Bingham Rectory  
EAST MARKHAM Retford Vicarage  
EAST RETFORD Retford Vicarage  
EAST STOKE (alias Stoke by Newark) Newark Vicarage  
EASTWOOD Nottingham Rectory  
EATON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
EDINGLEY Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
EDWALTON Bingham Perpetual Curacy  
EDWINSTOWE Retford Vicarage  
EGMANTON Retford Vicarage  
ELKESLEY Retford Vicarage  
ELSTON Newark Rectory  
Elston Chapel Newark chapelry East Stoke
ELTON Bingham Rectory  
EPPERSTONE Nottingham Rectory  
EVERTON Retford Vicarage  
FARNDON Newark Vicarage  
FARNSFIELD Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
Felley Nottingham township Annesley
Fenton Retford hamlet Sturton-le-Steeple
FINNINGLEY (formerly in Notts, now in Yorkshire) Retford Rectory  
Fiskerton Newark township Rolleston
Flawborough Newark chapelry Staunton/Orston
Flawford Bingham   Ruddington. Church demolished 1773
FLEDBOROUGH Newark Rectory  
FLINTHAM Bingham Vicarage  
Fulwood Nottingham hamlet Sutton-in-Ashfield
Gamston Bingham township Holme Pierrepont/West Bridgford
GAMSTON Retford Rectory  
Gateford Retford hamlet Worksop
GEDLING Nottingham Rectory  
Gibsmere Southwell Peculiar hamlet Bleasby
Girton Newark Curacy Annexed to vicarage of South Scarle
Glapton Bingham township Clifton
GONALSTON Nottingham Rectory  
GOTHAM Bingham Rectory  
Goverton Southwell Peculiar hamlet Bleasby
GRANBY Bingham Vicarage  
Grassthorpe Newark township Marnham/Normanton-on-Trent/Sutton-on-Trent
GREASLEY Nottingham Vicarage  
Greaves Lane Southwell Peculiar hamlet Edingley
GRINGLEY-ON-THE-HILL Retford Vicarage  
GROVE Retford Rectory  
Gunthorpe Nottingham township Lowdham
HABBLESTHORPE (APESTHORPE) York Peculiar Vicarage Church now demolished
Hagginfield Retford hamlet Worksop
HALAM Southwell Peculiar Curacy  
HALLOUGHTON Southwell Peculiar Perpetual Curacy  
Harby Newark township North Clifton
Harwell Retford hamlet Everton
HARWORTH Retford Vicarage  
Haughton Retford parochial chapelry Walesby. Chapel now demolished
HAWKSWORTH Bingham Rectory  
HAWTON Newark Rectory  
HAYTON Retford Vicarage  
Haywood Oaks Extra-parochial    
HEADON Retford Sinecure Rectory and Vicarage (united 1881)  
Hesley and Limpool Retford hamlet Harworth
HICKLING Bingham Rectory  
HOCKERTON Newark Rectory  
Hodsock Retford township Blyth
Holbeck Retford township Norton Cuckney
Holme Southwell Peculiar parochial chapelry North Muskham
HOLME PIERREPONT Bingham Rectory  
HOVERINGHAM Nottingham Curacy  
HUCKNALL TORKARD Nottingham Vicarage  
Huthwaite (alias Hucknall under Huthwaite) Nottingham township Sutton-in-Ashfield
Hyson Green Nottingham hamlet Radford
Jacksdale Nottingham hamlet Selston
KELHAM Newark Rectory  
Kersall Newark township Kneesall
KEYWORTH Bingham Rectory  
KILVINGTON Newark Rectory Church ruined; consolidated with Staunton 1826
Kimberley Nottingham hamlet Greasley
KINGSTON-ON-SOAR Bingham Curacy  
KINOULTON Kinoulton Peculiar Vicarage  
KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD Nottingham Rectory  
KIRKLINGTON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
KIRTON Retford Rectory  
Knapthorpe Southwell Peculiar hamlet Caunton
KNEESALL Newark Vicarage  
KNEETON Bingham Perpetual Curacy  
LAMBLEY Nottingham Rectory  
Lamcote Bingham hamlet Holme Pierrepont
LANEHAM York Peculiar Vicarage  
LANGAR Bingham Rectory  
LANGFORD Newark Perpetual Curacy Apparently a peculiar until 1685, then part of Newark deanery
LAXTON Newark Vicarage  
LENTON Nottingham Vicarage  
LINBY Nottingham Rectory  
Lindhurst Extra-parochial    
Little Carlton Southwell Peculiar hamlet South Muskham
Little Gringley Retford hamlet Clarborough
LITTLEBOROUGH Retford Perpetual Curacy  
Littleworth Nottingham hamlet Mansfield
Lodge-on-the-Wolds Extra-parochial    
Lound, see SUTTON-CUM-LOUND      
LOWDHAM Nottingham Vicarage  
MANSFIELD Nottingham Vicarage  
MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE Nottingham Curacy (Perpetual Curacy from 1787) Nominally under Mansfield but essentially a separate parish
MAPLEBECK Newark Curacy  
Mapperley Nottingham hamlet Basford
Markham Clinton, see WEST MARKHAM      
MARNHAM Newark Vicarage  
Martin Retford hamlet Harworth
MATTERSEY Retford Vicarage  
Mering Extra-parochial    
Middlethorpe Southwell Peculiar hamlet Norwell
Milnthorpe Retford hamlet Cuckney
Milton Retford hamlet West Markham
MISSON Retford Vicarage  
MISTERTON York Peculiar Vicarage  
Moorgate Retford hamlet Clarborough
Moorhouse Newark chapelry Laxton
MORTON Southwell Peculiar Curacy  
Morton Retford hamlet Babworth
Nether Langwith Retford township Cuckney
NEWARK, or NEWARK UPON TRENT Newark Vicarage  
Newington Retford hamlet Misson
Newstead Extra-parochial    
Newthorpe Nottingham hamlet Greasley
Newton Bingham hamlet Shelford
Normanton Retford hamlet Elkesley
Normanton-on-the-Wolds Bingham township Plumtree
NORMANTON-ON-TRENT Newark Vicarage  
NORTH CLIFTON Newark Vicarage  
NORTH COLLINGHAM Newark Vicarage  
NORTH LEVERTON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
NORTH MUSKHAM Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
NORTH WHEATLEY Retford Vicarage  
Norton Retford township Norton Cuckney
NORTON CUCKNEY Retford Vicarage  
NORWELL Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
Norwell Woodhouse Southwell Peculiar township Norwell
NOTTINGHAM (ST MARY) Nottingham Vicarage  
NOTTINGHAM (ST NICHOLAS) Nottingham Rectory  
NOTTINGHAM (ST PETER) Nottingham Rectory  
Nottingham, Standard Hill Extra-parochial until 1808   Church of St James built 1808
NUTHALL Nottingham Rectory  
Oldcoates Retford hamlet Blyth/Harworth
Ollerton Retford chapelry Edwinstowe
Ompton Newark township Kneesall
ORDSALL Retford Rectory  
ORSTON Bingham Vicarage  
Osberton Retford hamlet Worksop
Osmondthorpe Southwell Peculiar hamlet Edingley
OSSINGTON Ossington Peculiar Perpetual Curacy  
Over Broughton, see UPPER BROUGHTON      
OWTHORPE Bingham Perpetual Curacy  
OXTON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
PAPPLEWICK Nottingham Curacy  
Park Leys Extra-parochial    
Perlethorpe Retford chapelry Edwinstowe
Pleasley Hill Nottingham hamlet Mansfield
PLUMTREE Bingham Rectory  
RADCLIFFE-ON-TRENT Bingham Vicarage  
RADFORD Nottingham Vicarage  
Radford Retford hamlet Worksop
Radmanthwaite Nottingham hamlet Mansfield
Ragnall Southwell Peculiar Parochial Chapelry Dunham
Rainworth Retford hamlet Blidworth
RAMPTON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
Ranby Retford hamlet Babworth
Ranskill Retford township Blyth
RATCLIFFE UPON SOAR Bingham Vicarage  
Redhill Nottingham hamlet Arnold
REMPSTONE Bingham Rectory  
Retford, see EAST RETFORD and WEST RETFORD      
ROLLESTON Newark Vicarage  
ROSSINGTON (formerly in Notts., now in Yorkshire) Retford Rectory In Doncaster Deanery by 1822
RUDDINGTON Bingham Vicarage  
Rufford Extra-parochial    
SAUNDBY Retford Rectory  
Saxondale Bingham township Shelford
Scaftworth Retford township Everton
Scarrington Bingham chapelry Orston
Scofton Retford hamlet Worksop
SCREVETON Bingham Rectory  
Scrooby Retford parochial chapelry Sutton-cum-Lound
SELSTON Nottingham Vicarage  
Serlby Retford hamlet Harworth
SHELFORD Bingham Perpetual Curacy  
SHELTON Newark Rectory  
Sherwood Nottingham hamlet Radford/Basford
Shireoaks Retford hamlet, chapelry from 1810 Worksop
SIBTHORPE Newark Perpetual Curacy  
Skegby Newark hamlet Marnham
Skegby Nottingham Curacy Nominally under Mansfield
Sneinton Nottingham Perpetual Curacy Annexed to Nottingham St Mary until 1831
Sookholme Retford chapelry Warsop
South Clifton Newark township North Clifton
SOUTH LEVERTON Retford Vicarage  
SOUTH MUSKHAM Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
SOUTH SCARLE Newark Vicarage  
SOUTH WHEATLEY Southwell Peculiar Rectory  
SOUTHWELL Southwell Peculiar Collegiate Church  
Spalford Newark township North Clifton/Girton
STANFORD UPON SOAR Bingham Rectory  
STANTON-ON-THE-WOLDS Bingham Rectory  
STAPLEFORD Nottingham Curacy (Perpetual Curate from 1811)  
STAUNTON Newark Rectory  
Staunton Chapel Bingham chapelry Orston
Staythorpe Newark township Averham
Stoke Bardolph Nottingham township Gedling
Stokeham York Peculiar Curacy East Drayton
Stragglethorpe Bingham hamlet Cotgrave
STRELLEY Nottingham Rectory  
STURTON-LE-STEEPLE(formerly called Sturton-in-the-Clay) Retford Vicarage  
Styrrup Retford hamlet Blyth/Harworth
Sutton Bingham hamlet Granby
SUTTON-CUM-LOUND Retford Vicarage  
SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD Nottingham Curacy (Perpetual Curacy from 1774)  
SUTTON-ON-TRENT Newark Vicarage  
Syerston Newark parochial chapelry East Stoke
TEVERSAL Nottingham Rectory  
Thoresby Retford hamlet Perlethorpe chapelry, parish of Edwinstowe
THORNEY Newark Vicarage  
Thoroton Bingham chapelry Orston
Thorpe Retford hamlet Headon
Thorpe Retford hamlet Mattersey
THORPE (alias Thorpe-by-Newark) Newark Rectory  
THORPE-IN-THE-GLEBE Bingham Rectory Church demolished, parishioners used Wysall
Thrumpton Bingham Perpetual Curacy  
THRUMPTON Retford hamlet Ordsall
THURGARTON Nottingham Curacy  
Tiln Retford hamlet Hayton
TITHBY Bingham Perpetual Curacy  
TOLLERTON Bingham Rectory  
Torworth Retford township Blyth
Toton Nottingham township Attenborough
TRESWELL Retford Rectory, in two moieties (consolidated 1764)  
TROWELL Nottingham Rectory (in two moieties)  
TUXFORD Retford Vicarage  
Underwood Nottingham hamlet Selston
UPPER BROUGHTON Bingham Rectory  
UPTON Southwell Peculiar Vicarage  
Upton Retford hamlet Headon
WALESBY Retford Rectory  
WALKERINGHAM Retford Vicarage  
Wallingwells (partly in Yorkshire) Extra-parochial    
WARSOP (Church Warsop and Market Warsop) Retford Rectory  
Watnall Nottingham hamlet Greasley
Welbeck Extra-parochial    
Welham Retford hamlet Clarborough
WELLOW Retford Curacy (Perpetual Curacy from 1782)  
WEST BRIDGFORD Bingham Rectory  
WEST BURTON Retford Perpetual Curacy  
WEST DRAYTON Retford Perpetual Curacy East Markham
WEST LEAKE(alias Little Leake) Bingham Rectory  
WEST MARKHAM(alias Markham Clinton) Retford Vicarage  
WEST RETFORD Retford Rectory  
West Stockwith York Peculiar chapelry, established 1722 Misterton
WESTON Newark Rectory  
WHATTON Bingham Vicarage  
Whitemoor Nottingham hamlet Basford
WIDMERPOOL Bingham Rectory  
Wigsley Newark township Thorney
Wigthorpe Retford hamlet Carlton in Lindrick
WILFORD Bingham Rectory  
Willoughby Southwell Peculiar hamlet Norwell
Willoughby Retford hamlet Walesby
WINKBURN Newark    
WINTHORPE Newark Rectory  
Wiseton Retford township Clayworth
Wiverton Extra-parochial    
WOLLATON Nottingham Rectory  
WOODBOROUGH Southwell Peculiar    
Woodcotes Newark hamlet Fledborough
Woodhouse, formerly part of NORTON CUCKNEY Extra-parochial    
WORKSOP Retford Vicarage  
WYSALL Bingham Vicarage  


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