"Burton Joyce, anciently called Burton Jorz, from a distinguised family of that name, who were owners till the reign of Henry VIII. It is a pleasant, well-built village on the Southwell Road, six miles north-east by east of Nottingham, sheltered on the north by a range of lofty hills, which bound the vale of the Trent. Its parish includes the small chapelry of Bulcote. Burton Joyce is mostly the property of the Earl of Chesterfield, but R.W. Padley Esq. and Thomas Wilson M.D. have estates here. It contains 690 inhabitants and upwards of 1,000 acres of land, enclosed in 1770, when allotments were made in lieu of the tithes. The Earl is also lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the vicarage, which is valued in the King's books at £4 19s 2d, now £145, and has 70 acres of glebe, exclusive of land at Lowdham, purchased with Queen Anne's Bounty. The Rev. John Rolleston M.A. is the incumbent." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Burton Joyce is both a village and a parish on the River Trent, 135 miles north of London, about 5.5 miles north-east of Nottingham city and 9 miles south-west of Southwell. The parish covers 1,390 acres.
Bulcote is a small village and Chapelry often associated with this parish, although it was officially an extra-parochial area. It was also in a different Poorlaw Union (Southwell) and sat 1 mile north-east of Burton Joyce village.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A612 arteria road north-east out of Nottingham city. After about 5 miles, the A612 bisects the village of Burton Joyce.
There is a train station at Burton Joyce, made considerably smaller in the 1960s. At last check, there was still passenger service from Nottingham or Newark-on-Trent.
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