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Eakring, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Eakring, a village and a parish in Notts, 4 miles SSE of Ollerton, 5¼ NNW of Southwell, and 4 from Farnsfield station on the M.R. Post town, Newark; money order and telegraph office, Ollerton. Acreage, 2567; population, 390. The living is a rectory In the diocese of Southwell; value, £482. Patron, alternately Earl Manvers and Baron Savile. The church is ancient. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. Will Scarlet, the friend of Robin Hood, is said to have resided in Eakring.

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 
Poor Law unionSouthwell 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictNewark and Sherwood
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG22
Post TownNewark