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Cotham, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Cotham, a village and a parish in Notts, on the river Devon, 4 miles from the meeting-point of Notts, Lincolnshire, and Leicestershire, with a station on the G.N.R., and 4½ miles S of Newark, which is the post town; money order office, Flintham; telegraph office, Long Bennington. Acreage, 1355; population, 115. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; value, £50. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church is ancient, and was reseated and a new belfry erected in 1890. It contains tombs of the Markham family.

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 parishCotham St. Michael 
Poor Law unionNewark 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictNewark and Sherwood
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG23
Post TownNewark