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Ossington, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Ossington, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands 2½ miles WNW of Carlton railway station, and 4 SSE of Tuxford, and has a post office under Newark; money order office, Sutton-on-Trent; telegraph office, Carlton-on-Trent (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 2412 acres; population, 211. The manor, with Ossington Hall, belonged formerly to the Cartwrights and the Cranmers, and belongs now to the Denison family. The living is a donative in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £40. The church is a building in the Grecian style, and consists of chancel, nave, and a tower.

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 parishOssington Holy Rood 
Poor Law unionSouthwell 

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Civil Registration

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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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictNewark and Sherwood
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG23
Post TownNewark