Annesley, a village and a parish in Notts, on the border of Sherwood Forest, with a station on the M.R., 6 miles SSW of Mansfield. The parish contains a portion of Annesley Woodhouse, and has a post and money order office under Nottingham. Acreage, 3125; population, 1374. Annesley Park was the birthplace of Mary Chaworth, the object of the early attachment of Lord Byron, celebrated in the poem of "The Dream." The manor belonged, for some time after the Conquest, to the Annesleys, now of Bletchingdon, who built a castle in the park, and a priory in Felley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; value, £36. There are two churches in the parish, an old one still in use, and of considerable interest, which adjoins the Hall, and a new one, built in 1874, to seat about 350, which stands well on a hill overlooking the colliery. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Methodists (Free Church), at Annesley Woodhouse. There is a colliery which affords employment to about 1000 hands.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Annesley All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Basford|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Annesley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Annesley (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Nottingham Evening Post
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