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Bestwood Park, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Bestwood Park, a parish in Nottingham, once a part of Sherwood Forest. It has a station on the G.N.R., and a post and money order office, named Bestwood Colliery, under Nottingham; telegraph office, Bulwell. Acreage, 3729; population of the civil parish, 736; of the ecclesiastical, 714. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £224, in the gift of the Duke of St Albans, who has a residence (Bestwood Lodge) in the parish. There are extensive coal and iron works.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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