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Bingham

"Bingham, the capital of the Deanery and Hundred to which it gives name, is pleasantly situated on the Nottingham and Grantham road, 10 miles east by south of the former. 11 miles south-west of Newark, and 123 miles north-north-west of London. Though once of considerable repute from the religious establishment and collegiate church, of a date nearly as old as the conquest, it is now merely a straggling and inconsiderable market town, having a branch from the Nottingham and Grantham Canal. The Nottingham and Grantham Railway passes through this town and has a neat station here. Here are a few stocking frames employed in the Nottingham trade.
The market place is large and open, and has in the centre a very convenient butter-cross. The market, which is only of trifling importance, is held on a Thursday. The fairs for cattle, horses and swine, held on February 10th and 11th, Whit-Thursday. and November 8th and 9th, are tolerably well supplied. Hirings for servants are held on Candlemas Thursday, and on the last Thursday in October, and the feast is at the November fair. The parish contains 2,054 inhabitants and 2,930 acres of land at the rateable value of £8,500. The soil is a rich red loam, and mostly belongs to the Earl of Chesterfield, who is lord of the manor, which was enclosed upwards of 170 years ago, and the tithes were commuted in 1843 for £1,445 per annum. Petty sessions are held here every alternate Thursday. In 1852 there was a neat lock-up and police station erected in Church Street."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

A cemetery of two acres was formed on the Grantham Road in 1888.

The cemetery is managed by the parish council.

John Mellors tells us that:

"At the end of the 1888 burials the following note appears:

"The new cemetery began to be used in this year and the churchyard was partially closed by order of the Home Secretary."

"NB The names of those persons buried in the cemetery from this date (1888) to Jun 28th 1910 are not recorded in this Register or in any book belonging to the Church" signed H R M HUTT rector on 28 Jun 1910

The new cemetery is called "The Cemetery on the Banks".

Kate JEWELL has a photograph in the Cemetery on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2483 & 2484
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel.

This small town, parish, subdistrict, district and wapentake lie on the road between Nottingham and Grantham, 119 miles north of London, 11 miles south-west from Newark and 9 miles east of Nottingham. The parish covers about 3,054 acres.

The town sits in the Vale of Belvoir. If you are planning a visit:

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Directories

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History

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Bingham War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Nottingham County site.

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 1,082
1811 1,326
1821 1,574
1831 1,738
1841 1,998
1851 2,054
1861 1,918
1871 1,629
1881 1,673
1891 1,487
1901 1,604
1911 1,700
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Schools

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