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Girton, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Girton, a village and a parish in Notts, on the river Trent, contiguous to Lincolnshire, 2½ miles from Crow Park station on the G.N.R., same distance from Collingham onNotts and Lincoln section of theM.R., and 7¼ from Newark. Post town, Collingham, under Newark. Acreage, 1052; population of the civil parish, 125; of the ecclesiastical, -"205. The living is a vicarage annexed to that of South .Scarle and the chapelry of Besthorpe, in the diocese of Southwell; joint net yearly value, £230 with residence, in the gift of the Lord -Chancellor. The church is an ancient building with a small tower, and was partly rebuilt and thoroughly restored in 1879. There is a Free Methodist —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 
Poor Law unionNewark 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictNewark and Sherwood
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG23
Post TownNewark