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Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Beeston, a parish in Notts, on the M.R., adjacent to the river Trent, 3½ miles SW of Nottingham. It contains the hamlet of Beeston-Ryelands, and has a station on the railway and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Nottingham. Acreage, 1601; population, 6948. There is a large silk mill and considerable manufacture of lace and hosiery, and malting is carried on; there is also an iron foundry and large cycle works. The Nottingham Canal and the river Trent go through this parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £317 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is a handsome structure of 1844 (architect, Sir Gilbert Scott), conjoined to the old 15th century chancel. A handsome vicarage was built in 1861. There are a Baptist chapel, two Methodist chapels, and an institute for both men and women.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNottinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBeeston St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionBasford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG9
Post TownNottingham