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East Drayton, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Drayton, East, a village and a parish in Notts, on an affluent of the river Trent, 3½ miles NE of Tuxford railway station, and 7 SE of East Relford. Post town, Lincoln; money order and telegraph office, Tuxford. Acreage of the civil parish, 1555; population, 187; of the ecclesiastical, which includes Stokeham, 222. The living is a rectory, united with Stokeham, in the diocese of Southwell; joint net value, £250. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is ancient, and has a tower, and the interior was completely restored in 1873. There is a Wcsleyan chapel. Drayton, Fen. See FEN DRAYTON. Drayton, Fenny. See FENNY DRAYTON. Drayton Green, a hamlet, now forming a part of Ealing, in Middlesex.

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 Drayton 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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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN22
Post TownRetford