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Cropwell Bishop

"Cropwell Bishop is situated upon a gentle declivity on the east side of the Grantham Canal, one mile south of Cropwell Butler, and 4 miles south-east of Bingham. Its parish contains 640 inhabitants and 1,551 acres of strong clay land, the rateable value of which is £1,658 6s 5d. The principal part of the land belongs to the two prebendaries of Oxton, in Southwell Collegiate Church, who let it on renewable lease for the term of three lives. William Marshall Esq. is lord of the manor, and principal owner and impropriator. A court is held annually about Easter.
It was anciently called Crophill Bishop, from the round hill on the north side of the village, and from its being included in Doomsday Book, amongst the manors of the Archbishop of York, though it was afterwards given to Southwell Church and Lenton priory. Part of the wastes were enclosed in 1788, together with Cropwell Butler, each having a right in Persefield, and the remainder in 1803, when allotments were awarded in lieu of all the tithes."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 3139
1861 R.G. 9 / 2485
1881 R.G. 11 / 3382
1891 R.G. 12 / 2718
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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

The village and parish lies 1.2 miles east of the A46 trunk road in the Vale of Belvoir. The parish covers 1,380 acres.

The village is known for its Stilton Cheese. The Grantham Canal runs along the western edge of the village. If you are planning a visit:

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Directories

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

Sergeant Frank STEEL born of this parish died on 27 October 1917 while a member of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Private John Albert HALL born of this parish died on 2 September 1918 while a member of the Manitoba Regiment.

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Population
1801 307
1831 473
1851 640
1871 616
1881 636
1901 517
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