West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||West Bridgford St. Giles|
|Poor Law union||Basford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for West Bridgford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Bridgford, West (St. Giles))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of West Bridgford are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Nottinghamshire newspapers online:
- Nottingham Evening Post
- Nottinghamshire Guardian
- Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties
- Nottingham Gazette, and Political, Literary, Agricultural & Commercial Register for the Midland Counties
The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.