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Laxton or Lexington, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Laxton or Lexington, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands 3½ miles SW by S of Tuxford railway .station, has a post office under Newark; money order and telegraph office, Tuxford. The parish contains also the .hamlet and chapelry of Moorhouse, and comprises 4007 acres; population, 428. The manor belongs to Earl Manvers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £205 with residence. Patron, Earl Manvers. The church is ancient, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower, was thoroughly restored in 1860, and contains some old monuments. The chapel at Moorhouse, occupying the site of a very old chapel, was built in 1861. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. Bishop Chappell was a native.

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 parishLaxton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSouthwell 

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