Hawton (All Saints)

HAWTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Newark, S. division of the wapentake of Newark and of the county of Nottingham, 1½ mile (S. by W.) from Newark; containing 240 inhabitants. The river Trent passes to the west of, and the river Devon runs through, the parish, which comprises by computation 2000 acres of land, chiefly arable; the surface is flat, and the soil partly clay, and partly sand resting on chalk. Plasterquarries are in operation, the produce of which is sent to London; and there are a linen manufactory and a pottery for coarse ware. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 13. 4.; net income, £851; patron, C. N. Newdegate, Esq.: the glebe contains 60 acres. The church has portions in the early English style, with decorated and later insertions; the tower is lofty, with rich tracery in the later English style. The chancel is wholly in the decorated style: on the south side are three stone stalls, and on the north a lofty arch, having deep mouldings, fine tracery, and rockets; beneath is the effigy of a knight in armour.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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