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West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Bridgford, West, a village, a township, and a parish in Notts. The township lies on the Grantham Canal, near the M.R., 2 miles SE of Nottingham, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 1124; population of the township, 2502; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2589. The parish contains also the township of Gamston, and part of the hamlet of Basingfield. A small part of the parish, without houses or population, is in the county borough of Nottingham. A great flood occurred here in 1875, caused by the Trent overflowing its banks. The Notts County cricket ground is near the Trent Bridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £597 with residence. The church is good, and there is an endowed school with £27 a year.

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 parishWest Bridgford St. Giles 
Poor Law unionBasford 

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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 districtNG2
Post TownNottingham