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Clayworth (Clavood or Claworth)

"Clayworth Parish comprises the two townships of Clayworth and Wiseton, which together contain 3,170 acres of land and 627 souls. It is intersected by the Chesterfield Canal, and bounded on the west by the River Idle. The two townships maintain their poor separately, and have both a fertile soil, that of Clayworth being a rich clay, and that of Wiseton a fine red sandy mould.
Clayworth is a good village on the east side of the canal, 6 miles north by east of Retford. It contains a population of 474 inhabitants, and 2,076 acres of land. The heirs of the late Peter B. Dickenson Esq. and lords of the manor, and the principal owners are the Rev. John Otter, G.C. Fox Esq., H.B. Simpson Esq., and Mrs Davenport.
The church, dedicated to St Peter, is an ancient edifice with a tower, and contains many old monumental inscriptions. The living is a rectory valued in the King's books at 26 10s 10d, now at 604, in the patronage of the Dean of Lincoln, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Henry Shepherd M.A."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 849
1861 R.G. 9 / 2412
1881 R.G. 11 / 3299
1891 R.G. 12 / 2638
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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

Clayworth is a village, a township and a parish bounded on the west by the River Idle. The parish is 6 miles north of East Retford and 8 miles west of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. The parish covers 3,080 acres and inclues the hamlet of Wiseton.

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Directories

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History

Clayworth Challenge CupClayworth Challenge Engraving
Year  Person
1853 -- not listed --
1869 -- not listed --
1881 Mrs. Jane PARKINSON
1904 Mrs. Jane PARKINSON
1912 Geo. JOHNSON
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Maps

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Clayworth  Wiseton
1801 420 123
1841 627 -
1851 474 127
1871 434 133
1901 410 154
1991 285 102
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Schools

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