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"Cottam is a township and chapelry at the east end of the parish [of South Leverton], on an eminence overlooking the vale of the Trent, 7 miles east by south from Retford, and 2½ from South Leverton. The small chapel is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, in which devine service is performed once a fortnight."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Note: There is a Cottam parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2415
1891 R.G. 12 / 2640
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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

Cottam is a parish, a township and a village near the River Trent on the border with Lincolnshire in the northern part of Nottinghamshire. The parish lies 8 miles east of East Retford and 127 miles north of London. The parish covers 600 acres.

The parish dominated today by a coal-fired power plant. If you are planning a visit:

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Population
1861 86
1871 90
1881 107
1891 81
1901 88
1911 102
1921 103
1931 101
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