West Burton, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Burton, West, a parish in Nottinghamshire, on the river Trent,. 1 ½ mile E of Sturton railway station, and Similes SSW of Gainsborough. Post town, Lincoln; money order and telegraph office, Sturton-le-Steeple. Acreage, 852 ; population, 52. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of South Wheatley and vicarage of North Wheatley, in the diocese of Southwell; joint net value, £480. Lord Middleton is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The church is old, and is no longer used for service.

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


Ancient County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law union Gainsborough
Wapentake Bassetlaw

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Burton, West (St. Helen) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of West Burton are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.