"Annesley parish contains the two townships of Annesley and Felley, comprising 239 inhabitants and 3360 acres of land, and forming a romantic and richly wooded district. The trustees of the late John Musters Esq. are the principal owners and lords of the manor, but the Duke of Portland has an estate here of 289 acres. Annesley is a small picturesque village, six and a half miles S.S.W. of Mansfield. At the conquest it was of the fee of Ralph Fitz-Hubert, and afterwards was possessed by the Annesleys for many generations, when their heiress carried it in marriage to the Chaworths of Wiverton, with whose late heiress it passed to the late John Musters Esq." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
This village and parish lie 134 miles north of London, about 11 miles north-west of Nottingham and about 4 miles south by west of Mansfield. The parish covers about 2,770 acres and includes the hamlets of Wandesley and Annesley Woodhouse. Felley used to be a chapelry in this parish but is now its own Civil Parish and reported under that name.
If you are planning a visit to the village:
The village is on the A611 south out of Mansfield, not far from the #27 roundabout on the M1 motorway.
Rail service to the village ceased in 1953.
Stop by the Village Hall on Byron Road and check for current activities.
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