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Gamston (Retford), Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Gamston, a village, a township, and a parish in Notts. The village stands on the river Idle, near the G.N.R., 3½ miles S of Retford, and has a post office under Retford; money order and telegraph office, Retford. The township comprises 1974 acres; population of the civil parish, 238; of the ecclesiastical, 384. The living is a rectory, with the vicarage-of Eaton annexed, in the diocese of Southwell; net yearlyvalue, JE142 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is Later English, and good, and there is a Baptist 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 parishGamston 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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Visitations Heraldic

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