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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Beeston St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Basford|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Beeston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Beeston (St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Nottingham Evening Post
- Nottinghamshire Guardian
- Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties
- Nottingham Gazette, and Political, Literary, Agricultural & Commercial Register for the Midland Counties
The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.