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Aslocton

Cemeteries

  • The Aslocton Cemetery in Mill Lane was opened in the year 1869, covering one acre and one rood.

Census

  • The parish was in the Bingham sub-district in the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Aslocton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The old chapelry was dedicated to Saint John of Jerusalem, but that chapel was in ruins in the 1800s.
  • The church is dedicated to Saint Thomas.
  • The church was built between 1890 and 1892.
  • The church is a grade 2 listed building by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
  • Bob DANYLEC has a photograph of Saint Thomas Chapel on Geograph, taken in November, 2005.
  • Richard CROFT also has a photograph of St. Thomas Church on Geograph, taken in July, 2011.

Church Records

  • This place was formerly a chapelry attached to Whatton, but the chapel was long in ruins by 1881.
  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538 and would likely be under Whatton parish.
  • This parish is not included on the International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bingham.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel here by 1869. This has since been converted to flats.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Bingham sub-district in the Bingham Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village, township and parish are about 116 miles north of London, 2.5 miles east-by-north of Bingham and 12 miles due east of Nottingham. The River Smite passes through the parish. The parish covers 1,191 acres.

The village name is often spelled as "Aslocton" or "Aslacton". If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is just north off of the A52 trunk road, heading east out of Nottingham.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Thomas Cranmer Centre on Geograph, taken in July, 2011. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
  • Check the Carlberry site for Bus 56 service.
You can see pictures of Aslocton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Aslocton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Aslocton to another place.

History

  • Doctor Thomas CRANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born here on 2 july, 1480.

Manors

  • In 1881, the old Manor House stood on a farm belonging to Mr. John HUTCHINSON of Bingham.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK742401 (Lat/Lon: 52.953134, -0.897001), Aslocton which are provided by:

Military Records

  • Samuel MORLEY of Aslocton won the Victoria Cross while serving in the Royal Arrmy in india in 1858. The award was given to him in 1860.
  • For a photograph and the list of names on the War Memorial plaque in St Thomas Church see the Nottinghamshire County Council site.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission reports one casualty from World War I, but he is not buried in the local cemetery:

  • Harold Frederick STEVENS, lance corp., 122nd co. Machine Gun Corps, age 21, died 31 July 1917. Son of Sarah M. STEVENS.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient chapelry and township in Scarrington parish in Nottingham county, but became a modern Civil Parish in December of 1866.
  • This parish was in the Broxtowe Hundred or Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • Several sources place the parish in the Bingham Hundred.
  • You may contact the local Aslockton Parish Council regarding civic or politcal issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • In 1825, Mr. John MARRIOTT established a charity to pay 20 shillings each year to distribute bread to the poor on Christmas day.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings every other Thursday.

Population

Year Whatton Aslockton
1801 308 171
1841 - 410
1851 404 360
1871 - 407
1881 283 404
1891 - 358
1901 253 372

Schools

  • The children of this place attended school in Scarrington parish.

Societies