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Bevercoates

"Bevercotes is a churchless parish, containing only 51 inhabitants and about 800 acres of rich land, belonging to the Duke of Newcastle, who is lord of the manor. It had formerly a church, but it fell down nearly two centuries ago, and was never after rebuilt. Its inhabitants now use the church at West Markham, where they pay a modus of 1s 11d to the Archbishop at his visitations, and are provided with seat-room in consideration of an annuity paid by the Duke of Newcastle. The manor was held of the Honour of Tickhill, during many generations, by a family of its own name, whose heiress, in the reign of Henry VI, carried it in marriage to Rutland Mollyneux Esq., who sold it to the Earl of Clare, from whom it has descended to its present noble proprietor. The mother of Queen Anne was a collateral descendant of the Denmans of West Retford. One branch of this family is now settled here, and another resides in Derbyshire." [White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Tuxford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 849
1861 R.G. 9 / 2417
1891 R.G. 12 / 2642

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Bevercoates 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 was dedicated to Saint Giles.
  • The church here was taken down around 1675.
  • The parishioners attended service at West Markham.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Tuxford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This small hamlet and parish lie about 6 miles south of East Retford. The parish covers about 800 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A57 east out of Worksop and turn right (south) onto the B6387.
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Directories

Historical Geography

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

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History

  • Bevercotes Colliery was demolished around 2000.

Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK699726 (Lat/Lon: 53.245811, -0.953932), Bevercoates which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (or Hundred).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.

Population

Year Population
1801 30
1851 51
1861 48
1871 33
1881 32
1891 40
1901 29
1911 39