EAKRING, a parish, in the union of Southwell, South-Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 3¾ miles (S. S. E.) from Ollerton; containing 661 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 2451 acres, of which 56 are waste; the surface is hilly, and the soil a clayey loam: the village is pleasantly situated, and contains many well-built houses. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 16. 0½., and in the gift of Earl Manvers and the Earl of Scarborough, alternately: the tithes have been commuted for £590, and the glebe comprises 38a. 2r. 27p. The church is a neat edifice with a tower, and, situated on an eminence, forms an interesting feature in the scenery.