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Hickling, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Hickling, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands on the Dalby brook, near the Grantham Canal, the Fosse Way, and the boundary with Leicestershire, 3 miles from Widmer-pool and Upper Broughton stations on the M.R., and has a. post and money order office under Melton Mowbray; telegraph office, Upper Broughton (R.S.) The parish comprises 2866 acres; population, 448. Roman coins have been found, and some evidence exists for supposing that there was a Roman station. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £430 with residence. Patrons, Queens' College, Cambridge. The church is an old building in the Early English style, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower, and contains a pre-Norman sculptured stone, and a brass of 1521. The chancel was rebuilt in 1845, the tower in 1873, and the nave and aisles were restored in 1886. There are a Wesleyan chapel and small charities.

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 parishHickling St. Luke 
Poor Law unionBingham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.


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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE14
Post TownMelton Mowbray