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Ranskill, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Ranskill, a village and a township in Blyth parish, Notts. The village stands near the G.N.R., 3½ miles S of Bawtry, and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office under Bawtry; money order office, Blyth. The township comprises 1317 acres; population, 414. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Viscount Gal-way is the chief landowner. The church was erected in 1878 and enlarged in 1893; it consists of chancel, nave, and bell-turret. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a church room, formerly the Congregational chapel, and a public reading-room.

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 
Civil parishBlyth 
Poor Law unionEast Retford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ranskill from the following:

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.

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN22
Post TownRetford