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Bestwood

Bibliography

  • RUTHERFORD-MOORE, Richard, "Bestwood Park - A Thousand Years of History", 2001.

Cemeteries

  • Emanuel, Woodchurch Road, Church of England

Census

  • The parish was in the Hucknall Torkard sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • In 1911, the parish was re-assigned to the Arnold sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 856
1861 R.G. 9 / 2447
1881 R.G. 11 / 3332
1891 R.G. 12 / 2671

Churches

  • Emanuel, Woodchurch Road, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Bestwood 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 Anglican parish church is dedicated to Emanuel (often spelled as "Emmanuel").
  • The church was built in 1868 of stone, the cost provided by the Duke of St. Albans.
  • The church is Grade II listed with British Heritage.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Emmanuel Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010.
  • St. Mark's ecclessiastical (mission) parish was carved from Emanuel ecclessiastical parish and services were held in a schoolroom at first.. The first service at the new church (at the end of Church Road at School Walk) was held on Saturday 7th May 1887.
  • St. Mark's seats 250.
  • David HALLAM-JONES has a photograph of St. Mark'sChurch on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1870.
  • This parish is not included on the International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Hucknall Torkard sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • In 1911, the parish was re-assigned to the Arnold sub-district of the Basford Registration District.

Description and Travel

Bestwood is both a village and a parish. The parish lies 137 miles north of London, 7 miles north-west of Nottingham and 2.5 miles north-west of Greasley. The parish borders Derbyshire on the west and covers 958 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Bus service is available from Nottingham city.
  • Check out the village website for events and road closures.
You can see pictures of Bestwood which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK566464 (Lat/Lon: 53.011903, -1.157838), Bestwood which are provided by:

Military Records

For a photograph of the Bestwood War Memorial in the church and the list of names on it, see the Southwell Church History Project site.

There is a churchyard grave for Leonard G. HEATH who died in 1918.

There is also a St. Marks Mission churchyard grave for lance corporal Thomas WHITBY who died in 1917.

And St. Mark's has its own War Memorial. To see it and the list of names on it, see the Southwell Church History Project site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was formerly within the parish of Lenton. In March, 1878, is was constituted as a modern Civil Parish under the name "Bestwood Park".
  • This parish was in the southern portion of the Broxtowe Hundred or Wapentake.
  • District governance is provided by the Gedling Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty session hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became a part of the Basford Poor Law Union.

Population

Year Inhabitants
1871 180
1881 697
1901 650
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