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Clayworth, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Clayworth, a township and a parish in Notts. The township lies on the Chesterfield Canal, 5½ miles from Ret-ford railway station. It includes the township of Wiseton and part of Drakeshole hamlet, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office, under Bawtry. Acreage of township, 2139; population, 446; of the ecclesiastical parish, 562. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £300. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, with a tower, and was entirely restored and refitted in 1875. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishClayworth St. Peter 
Poor Law unionEast Retford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN22
Post TownRetford