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Calverton

"Calverton is a considerable village and parish, pleasantly situated in a narrow valley, 7 miles north-north-east of Nottingham. It contains 1,427 inhabitants and 3,325 acres of land, enclosed in 1780, when upwards of 400 acres were allotted to the appropriator and 203 acres to the vicar, in lieu of tithes. The Duke of Newcastle, as lord of the manor, also received a small allotment. The principal owners are the Duke of Portland, Lady Catherine Sherbrooke, Thomas Redgate Esq. and Mr Joseph Potts, besides several smaller freeholders.
Sansom Wood is a large farm on the western side of the parish, belonging to and occupied by the Duke of Portland. Near it are several other forest farms of considerable extent. Calverton House is a handsome mansion, the property of Lady Sherbrooke. There are also several other neat houses in the village. Calverton Lodge, 1 mile north, is a neat farm house occupied by Mr Richard Franks. The Rev. William Lee, the inventor of the stocking frame, was born here, and there are now in the village upwards of 400 of these complicated pieces of machinery."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2444
1881 R.G. 11 / 3337
1891 R.G. 12 / 2677
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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

Calverton is both a village and a parish about 7 miles north of Nottingham city and 8 miles south-west of Southwell. The Dover Beck flows throught the north-eastern edge of the parish on its way to join the River Trent. The parish covers 3,320 acres.

Locals refer to the village as "Calvo". If you are planning a visit:

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Directories

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History

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

There are War Memorial plaques in Holy Trinity Church.

There is one Commonwealth War Graves in Holy Trinity churchyard, one from each World War:

  1. G. H. WRIGHT, priv., 3rd Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. age 26 , died 24 Nov. 1918. Husband of Gladys Evelyn WRIGHT.

And be sure to check the names listed on the Roll of Honour.

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 636
1851 1,427
1861 1,372
1871 1,319
1881 1,246
1891 1,199
1901 1,159
1911 1,101
1921 1,040
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Schools

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