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Dunham, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Dunham, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands on the river Trent, 5 miles ENE of Tuxford railway station, and 10 SEofEastRetford. It was once a market-town, and has a post office, of the name of Dunham-on-Trent, under Newark; money order and telegraph office, Newton-on-Trent. Area of the parish, 1065 acres; population of the civil parish, 280; of the ecclesiastical parish, including Darlton and Ragnall, 586. The land lies low, and much of it is subject to inundation. A cast-iron bridge over the Trent was erected in 1832 by Leather, at a cost of about £20,000, and has four arches, each 118 feet in span, and a total length of 563 feet. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Darlton and chapelry of Rag-nall, in the diocese of Southwell; value, £235 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is a building in the Decorated style, with a lofty tower. There is also 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 parishDunham St. Oswald 
Poor Law unionEast Retford 

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