"DUNHAM, a village and a parish in East Retford district, Notts. The village stands on the river Trent, 5 miles ENE of Tuxford r. station, and 10 SE of East Retford; was once a market-town; and has now a fair on 12 Aug., and a post office, of the name of Dunham-on-Trent, under Newark. The parish, jointly with Ragnall, comprises 2,030 acres. Real property of Dunham only, £2,570. Pop., 327. Houses, 73. The land lies low; and much of it is subject to inundation. A cast-iron bridge over the Trent here was erected in 1832 by Leather; and has four arches, each 118 feet in span, and a total length of 563 feet. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacies of Darlton and Ragnall, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £370. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church was restored in 1862. There is a chapel of ease at Darlton. There are also a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £7." [John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]
Dunham is a large village and a parish on the west bank of the River Trent, 6 miles ENE of Tuxford and 15 miles north of Newark on Trent. The parish covers just over 1,000 acres and lies 134 miles north of London and about 12 miles upriver from Gainsboro (Lincolnshire).
If you are planning a visit:
Take the A57 trunk road west out of Lincoln or east off of the A1 motorway just north of Tuxford.
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