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Cotham

"Cotham is a small village on the east bank of the Devon, 4 miles south of Newark. It contains 98 inhabitants, and 1,210 acres of land valued at £1,700, all belonging to the Duke of Portland, who is the impropriator and patron of the church, which is dedicated to St Michael. The church was partly rebuilt, a porch being added, and new pewed in 1832. The living is a donative valued at £35, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. John Ince Maltby of Shelton. This place was long the seat of the knightly fanilies of Leek and Markham, but it is now divided into three farms, occupied by John Booth, William Hodgkinson and Thomas Rose, the latter of whom resides at Cotham Lodge, a pleasant residence, commanding fine prospects." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Bennington sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 862
1851 H.O. 107 / 2138
1861 R.G. 9 / 2481
1891 R.G. 12 / 2715

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Cotham area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.
  • A new belfry was added in 1890.
  • The church seated 120.
  • The church was closed for services in 1976.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2008.
  • Bob DANYLEC also has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register exists from 1581.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Newark.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Bennington sub-district of the Newark Registration District.

Description and Travel

This parish sits between the river Devon and the border of Lincolnshire. It is 118 miles north of the city of London and 4 miles sourth of Newark-on-Trent.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A46 south out of Newark-upon-Trent and turn east (left) and pass thru Elston. The village will be to your left.
You can see pictures of Cotham which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK796475 (Lat/Lon: 53.018868, -0.814822), Cotham which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.

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 77
1851 87
1871 88
1881 130
1891 115
1901 113
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