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West Burton, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Burton, West, a parish in Nottinghamshire, on the river Trent,. 1½ mile E of Sturton railway station, and Similes SSW of Gainsborough. Post town, Lincoln; money order and telegraph office, Sturton-le-Steeple. Acreage, 852; population, 52. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of South Wheatley and vicarage of North Wheatley, in the diocese of Southwell; joint net value, £480. Lord Middleton is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The church is old, and is no longer used for service.

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 Burton St. Helen 
Poor Law unionGainsborough 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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