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Sturton or Sturton le Steeple, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Sturton or Sturton-le-Steeple, a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Notts, on the M.S. & L.R., 6 miles ENE of East Retford. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of Sturton-le-Steeple, under Lincoln. Acreage, including the hamlet of Fenton, 4033 of land and 37 of water and foreshore; population, 505. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £259 with residence. The church is Norman and Early English, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, porch, and a large tower with pinnacles. There is a Wesleyan chapel erected in 1887.

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 parishSturton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionEast Retford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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