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Norwell, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Norwell, a township and a parish in Notts. The township lies on an affluent of the river Trent, 2 miles SW of Carlton railway station, and 3 N by W of Newark, and has a post office under Newark; money order office, Caunton; telegraph office, Carlton-on-Trent (R.S.) Acreage of township, 2569; population, 441; of the ecclesiastical parish, 534. The parish contains also the township of Norwell Woodhouse and The ecclesiastical parish of Carlton-upon-Trent. The chief landowners are the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is in the Early English style, comprises nave, aisles, transepts, S transept chapel, and chancel restored in 1858, with a tower, and contains a stone effigies of a knight and several mural tablets. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishNorwell St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionSouthwell 

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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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DistrictNewark and Sherwood
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG23
Post TownNewark