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Bingham, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Bingham, a small town and a parish in Notts. The town stands near the Fosse Way, on the Nottingham and Grantham railway, in the Vale of Belvoir, 10 miles E of Nottingham. It consists chiefly of two streets parallel to each other, and is well built. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Nottingham, two railway stations, two chief inns, a church, two dissenting chapels, and a workhouse, and is a seat of petty sessions and a polling place for the Newark division of the county. The church is Early and Decorated English, large and cruciform; has a square tower, highly sculptured, and a lofty spire; contains among others a monument to White, the first editor of the "Ephemeris;" and was anciently connected with a small college or guild. A statute fair is held on Candlemas Thursday and the last Thursday in Oct. Acreage of parish, 8070; population, 1487. The Earl of Carnarvon is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £631 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Carnarvon. Archbishop Abbot and Bishops Hanmer and Wren were for some time rectors, and Archbishop Cranmer, the astronomer White, Colonel Hutchinson, and Lord Howe were natives of the parish or of its vicinity. The manufacture of cotton hosiery is carried on. The Butter Cross in the market-place was erected by subscription in 1861. A cemetery has been laid out by the rural sanitary authority.

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 parishBingham All Saints 
Poor Law unionBingham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG13
Post TownNottingham