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Kelham, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Kelham, a parish in Notts, on the river Trent, 2 miles NW of Newark station on the G.N.R. and M.R. It has a post office under Newark; money order and telegraph office, Newark. Acreage, 1862; population, 224. The manor belongs to the Manners-Sutton family, whose seat, Kelham Hall, is a recent and handsome mansion. A five-arched bridge of brick, with stone dressings, here crosses the Trent, and was built in lieu of an iron bridge swept away by a freshet with ice in 1854. The living is annexed to the rectory of Averham, in the diocese of Southwell; net joint value, £567 with residence, The church is Later English; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; was restored and reseated in 1873; and includes, in a mortuary chapel, a handsome altar monument to Lord and Lady Lexington.

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 parishKelham St. Wilfrid 
Poor Law unionSouthwell 

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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