"East Bridgford, or Bridgeford on the Hill, is a large and well built village, on the summit of a precipitous bank, that rises on the south side of the Trent, opposite Gunthorpe Ferry. The parish contains 1,155 inhabitants, and 1,910 acres of loamy land, which was enclosed in 1798, when 326 acres (now called New Bridgford), were allotted in lieu of rectorial tithes. The greater part of the parish belongs to Magdalen College, Oxford, with the remainder belonging to several freeholders. In the parish is found both opaque and transparent gypsum, the latter of which is very beautiful, and during the last twenty years has been in great demand amongst the lepidaries of Derby and other places, who turn it into beads and various other ornaments, in which it looks as brilliant and richly variegated as the Derbyshire spar. here are several neat mansions on the village, occupied by Captain Geo. Bohun Martin, Mrs Brooks, and Geo. Beaumont Esq." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
The town lies about 122 miles north of London, 10 miles north-east of Nottingham, 10 miles south-west from Newark and 23 miles north-north-west of Bingham. The town is on the eastern bank of the River Trent near an ancient ford to Gunthorpe in Nottinghamshire. An iron bridge leading to Gunthorpe was built and opened in 1875. The parish covers about 1,600 acres.
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2009.
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Many people want to correct the name to make it "East Bridgeford" (note the "e" at the end of "Bridg"), but the name is correct without the "e". It is listed as such in Youngs "Local Administrative Units, Northern England," 1991, pg 357.
Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings every other Thursday.
The Common Land was enclosed here in 1798.
A charitable fund was established in 1792 creating £290 from contributions by the reverends Henry SMITH, Christopher OVEREND and Peter PRIAUX as well as from John WILSON, Sarah KIRK and two unknown donors. The yearly dividends from this fund were given to the poor each February.
In 1827, Thomas HOLLAND left £40 for the poor.
In 1828, Rev. Peter BROUGHTON left £50 for the poor.