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Coddington

"Coddington is a small village and parish, two and a half miles east of Newark, situated on a gentle declivity on the Sleaford Road. It contains 577 inhabitants and 1,830 acres of land, at the rateable value of £2,247 5s 0d. The church is dedicated to All Saints, is a small ancient building with a tower and three bells, and is annexed to East Stoke vicarage. At the enclosure, 213 acres of land was awarded to the Prebendary of East Stoke in Lincoln Cathedral, and the vicar in lieu of tithe. A Methodist chapel was erected here in 1847. Here was a richly endowed chantry, founded by Henry of Coddington, to pray for his soul which, at the dissolution, was granted to Sir Edward Bray, John Thornton &c. Beaconfield House, one mile west of the church, is a large neat mansion, and the seat and property of James Thorpe Esq., besides whom, Mr John Young, Garrott Ordyno, Stephen Ashwell, Francis Fryer, Henry Gilbert Esq. and Godfrey Tallents Esq. are owners. The land is mostly freehold, but the manor said to be soc to Newark.
A neat national school was erected here of stone in 1846, and will accommodate 90 pupils, average number 70. Mr Edwin Unwin is the present master. Joseph Birks, in 1738, left 90a 1r 0p of land. of which 3a 5r is let to poor families, who have a rood each, and the whole rental now is about £140. They have also £2 yearly out of Beaconfield, left by Mr Bell, and the interest of £20, left in 1809 by Jacob Ordeyno."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Census

  • The parish was in the Bassingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
     
  • By 1911, the parish was in the Balderton sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 862
1861 R.G. 9 / 2477
1871 R.G. 10 / 3540
1891 R.G. 12 / 2712

Churches

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

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The church was reconstructed (except for the tower) on the same site in 1865.
     
  • The church seats about 200.
     
  • Bob DANYLEC has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
     
  • Roger TEMPLEMAN also has a photograph of All Saints Church tower on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2016.
     

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1701.
     
  • Bishop's Transcripts cover 1602 - 1844.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Newark.
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here by 1881.
     
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the former Methodist church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2016. The chapel was converted to a residence in the late 1970s.
     
  • Below is an extract from the parish register book provided by John Mellors:
     
Year No. of
baptisms
No. of
burials
No. of
marriages
Notes
1569 1 - -  
1570 1 - -  
1571 1 - -  
Break        
1599 5 5 2  
1600 8 7 1  
1601 7 3 2  
Break        
1629 8 3 2  
1630 2 5 1  
1631 1 3 1  
Break        
1669 - - - Illegible
1670 - - - Illegible
1671 5 7 -  
Break        
1699 7 1 -  
1700 5 1 -  
1701 4 4 -  
Break        
1749 7 3 2  
1750 7 3 2  
1751 6 4 -  
Break        
1800 10 7 2  

Made December 16th 1836 in compliance with a request from Lord John RUSSELL. (signed) H. J. STEVENSON MA Curate.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Bassingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
     
  • By 1911, the parish was in the Balderton sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
     
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
     

Description and Travel

Coddington is a village and a parish only 2.5 miles east of Newark and 122 miles north of London. The River Trent forms the eastern border of the parish. The parish covers 1,830 acres.

Coddington village is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Cotta's/Codda's Farm". The next historical reference is in 1320. If you are planning a visit:

  • From the A1 motorway, west of Newark-on-Trent, there is a roundabout leading to Coddington.
     
  • David LALLY provides a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2013.
     
You can see pictures of Coddington which are provided by:

Directories

Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Coddington to another place.

History

  • In the winter months, many of the residents engaged in malting.
     
  • Richard CROFT provides a photograph of The Plough Inn on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
     
  • Julian GUFFROG has a photograph of the Grave of Constance Penswick SMITH on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2016. She was the founder of the movement for the revival of the observance of Mothering Sunday.  Her real name was Constance Adelaide SMITH, but she was known as C. Penswick Smith in her published works (to honour her father).

Military History

  • James THORPE of Coddington joined the Sherwood Rangers around 1849 and was made a Lieutenant Colonel in 1881. He was a prominent local malster, corn merchant and miller. James died here in July, 1902.
     
  • The Parish Council has published a booklet by Mike BACHE. "The Great War – Coddington Remembers”. Copies should be in the local libraries.
     
  • The RAF operated out of Coddington in the late 1940s. The airfield was closed in 1976. All the buildings were destroyed between 1999 and 2000.
     

Military Records

In All Saints Church there is a wall memorial to the men from this parish who were killed in the Great War 1914-1918. One name has been added from World War II.

There is also a plaque to John Somerled THORPE who died in World War I.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in county Nottingham.
     
  • This place was incorporated as a separate modern Civil Parish shortly after those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern (or southern) division of the county.
     
  • You may contact the Coddington Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT tasked with doing family history lookups for you.
     

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Newark petty session hearings every other Wednesday.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Newark Poor Law Union.
     

Population

 Year Inhabitants
1801 326
1811 366
1841 436
1851 577
1871 541
1881 521
1891 553
1901 477

Schools

  • The Church of England National School was built in 1846. This facility was replaced with a new building in 1866.
     
  • A Wesleyan school was built here in 1865.
     
  • A new school was built here between 1956 and 1964.
     
  • The CofE School has a website, but there is no history of the school or its past students.
     
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the former National School on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2016.
     

Societies

You should explore the Coddington History Group website.