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Elston, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Elston, a parish in Notts. The parish lies near Car Dyke, about 2 miles from the river Trent, 3¼ SE of Fiskerton railway station, and 5 SW of Newark. It has a post office under Newark; money order office, Flintham; telegraph office, Newark. Acreage, 1610; population, 325. Elston Hall was the birthplace of Dr Darwin. Middleton House is a mansion in the Tudor Gothic style, and has a chapel with baptistery and organ annexed. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £135 with residence The church contains monuments of the Darwins, and was renovated in 1859. There is a chapel for Wesleyans, alms-houses founded by Mrs Ann Darwin for four poor widows, and a charity called the Poor's Close, consisting of 30 gardens, the rents of which are distributed among the widows and infirm.

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 parishElston All Saints 
Poor Law unionSouthwell 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Elston from the following:

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

The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNewark and Sherwood
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG23
Post TownNewark