Littleborough, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Littleborough, a parish in Notts, on the river Trent, at the boundary with Lincolnshire, 2 miles NNE of Cottam station on the M.S. & L.R., and 8 ½ E by N of East Eetford. Post town, Lincoln; money order and telegraph office, Sturton-le-Steeple. Acreage, 345, besides 17 of tidal water and foreshore; population of the civil parish, 50 ; of the ecclesiastical parish of Littleborough-with-Cottam, 187. The manor belongs to the Foljambe family. The Roman station Angelocum or Segelocum was here, and Roman altars, ums, coins, and traces of buildings have been found. A notable ferry over the Trent has been here from ancient times. The living is a vicarage, with that of Cottam annexed, in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £162. The church is Norman and good.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law union East Retford
Wapentake Bassetlaw

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Littleborough from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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