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Whatton, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Whatton, a village, a township, and a parish in Notts. The township lies on the river Smite, a quarter of a mile SE of Aslackton station on the G.N.R., and 2½ miles E of Bingham, and has a post office under Nottingham; money order and telegraph office, Bingham. Acreage, 1759; population, 281. The manor, with the Manor House, belongs to the Hall family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £138 with residence. The church is in the Early English and Late Decorated styles, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and a central tower with spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and some charities. Archbishop Cranmer was a native.

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 parishWhatton St. John of Beverley 
Poor Law unionBingham 

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