Elksley (St. Giles)
ELKSLEY (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of East Retford, Hatfield division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 5 miles (S. by W.) from East Retford; containing 414 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 2016 acres; the surface is undulated, and the scenery pleasing. The river Poulter flows by the village, and joins the Idle at the distance of a quarter of a mile from it. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £3. 16. 0½.; patron and impropriator, the Duke of Newcastle. The tithes have been commuted for £80, and the glebe comprises 22½ acres. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower.