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East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Bridgford, East, a small village and a parish in Notts. The village stands near the Fosse Way and on the river Trent, 3 miles N of Bingham, and 9 ENE of Nottingham, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. The nearest station is at Lowdham (2 miles) on the M.R. It occupies the site of the Roman Margidunum, and is sometimes called Bridgford-on-the-Hill. The civil parish comprises 1943 acres; population, 866. An abundant supply of fine gypsum is obtained here. Roman coins and other Roman relics have been found on Castle Hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, Magdalen College, Oxford. The church is in the Perpendicular style, and was reseated and partially restored in 1862. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, and a temperance hall, built in 1883 to hold 300 people.

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 parishEast Bridgford St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBingham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG13
Post TownNottingham