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Help and advice for Bilborough

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"Bilborough is a small, pleasant village and parish 3½ miles west north west of Nottingham. It contains 255 inhabitants and 1098 acres of clay land, the whole of which belongs to James Thomas Edge Esq., except the Broxtow Hall estate, which is the property of Lord Middleton. The church is a small structure, with a tower and one bell. it is dedicated to St Martin, and is a rectory valued in the King's books at £3 12s 6d, and now £273. The Rev. William Topham Hobson M.A. is the rector, and resides at the rectory house, a handsome mansion built in 1842 at a cost of about £2,000. In 1839, the tithe allotment of 230 acres was exchanged for two messuages and 156a 1r 16p of land in the parish of Bleasby." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


  • The parish was in the Hucknall Torkard sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 856
1851 H.O. 107 / 2127
1861 R.G. 9 / 2442
1891 R.G. 12 / 2671


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Bilborough area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours.
  • The church was built in the 14th century.
  • The church seats 143.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of St. Martin's Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1569 for baptisms and marriages and 1571 for burials.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Mansfield.
  • The Bilborough Baptist Church is a relatively recent construction.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Hucknall Torkard sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This is a small village and a parish 4 miles west-north-west of Nottingham and 134 miles north of London. The River Trent runs through the parish, just south of the town. The parish covers 1,050 acres.

The village is normally regarded as a suburb of Nottingham.

See also a separate page for "BROXTOW, a hamlet and a hundred in Notts. The hamlet is in Bilbrough parish, ............"

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Historical Geography

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

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the northern division of the Broxtowe Hundred or Wapentake in the northern division of the county.
  • You may contact the Bilborough Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.
  • This parish council website has the 1379 Poll tax list of Bilbrough residents.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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


 Year Inhabitants
1801 307
1831 330
1851 255
1881 210
1901 202