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Orston, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Orston, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands near the river Smite, three-quarters of a mile N of Eiton and Orston station on the G.N.R., 1½ W of the boundary with Leicestershire, and 4½ miles E by N of Bingham, and has a post office under Nottingham; money order and telegraph office, Bottesford. The parish comprises 1955 acres; population, 408. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to Earl Manvers, A mineral spring is near the village. Gypsum abounds and is manufactured into plaster of Paris. The living is a vicarage, united with Thoroton, in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £273 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church presents a mixture of Norman and Pointed architecture, has a low tower and chancel, and nave of three bays and aisles. 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 parishOrston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBingham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG13
Post TownNottingham