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Tuxford, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Tuxford, a market-town, a township, and a parish in Notts. The town stands three-quarters of a mile W of the G.N.R., 7 miles S by E of East Retford, and 132 from London; was greatly devastated by a fire in 1702, and mainly rebuilt afterwards; carries on mailing, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newark, a railway station, an ancient church, a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £49 a year, a county police station, and a fair on 12 May. The parish comprises 2893 acres; population, 938. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Newcastle. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £267 with residence. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, which was restored in 1895, is in various styles, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, porch, and embattled western tower with spire containing a clock and six bells. Tuxford Hall contains a fine collection of Early English oak carving, Chelsea china, ancient brasses, &c.

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 parishTuxford St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionEast Retford 

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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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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG22
Post TownNewark