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Wilford, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Wilford, a village and a parish mainly within the municipal borough of Nottingham, Notts. The village stands on the S bank of the river Trent, over which there is a bridge, 1½ mile from Nottingham town and railway stations. It has a post office under Nottingham; money order office, Nottingham; telegraph office, Wilford Road (T.S.O.) The parish comprises 1787 acres of land and 66 of water; population, 2769. The large increase in the population is mainly due to the establishment of Clifton Colliery. The manor belongs to the Clifton family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £600 with residence. The church is very old, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of six bays, aisles, S porch, and a low embattled tower. The chancel was restored in 1868, and a new N aisle with three stained windows was erected in 1891-92. There are an endowed school with £180 a year, rebuilt in 1866, a reading-room, and a police station.

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 parishWilford St. Wilfrid 
Poor Law unionBasford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wilford from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCity of Nottingham
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG11
Post TownNottingham