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Description in 1871:

EASTWOOD, a village and a parish in Basford district, Notts. The. village stands on the verge the county, adjacent to the Erewash river and canal, and the Erewash Valley railway, near Langley-Mill r. station, 9 miles NW by N of Nottingham; and has a post office under Nottingham, and fairs on the first Monday of May and the Monday after 11 Oct. The parish comprises 940 acres. Real property, £14,126; of which £9, 326 are in mines. Pop., 1,860. Houses, 383. The property is much subdivided. Coal is very extensively worked, and contains many fossils. Stocking-making also is largely carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, 360. 8 Patron, J. I. Plumptre, Esq. The church is modern, and in the decorated English style. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72



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Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 857
1861 R.G. 9 / 2431
1891 R.G. 12 / 2659
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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

This small town and parish lie 135 miles north of London and 8 miles north-west from Nottingham city. The parish borders on Derbyshire, covers 940 acres and includes the hamlet of Langley Mill (which also lies partly in Heanor parish).

The Erewash River runs just west of the village. Nottingham Road is the principal street in the village. If you are planning a visit:

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Military Records

There was a Boer War Memorial in the church, apparently destroyed by the fire. It was a marble tablet on the south wall of the church. It was dedicated in 1904. No known photographs exist. Luckily a newspaper article allowed the Roll of Honour to be captured for posterity.

The War Memorial was erected in 1921 and contains the list of men killed in World War I. The men of World War II were added after that war and the memorial was moved to Plumptre Way. We have a list of names from the monument provided by Dai BEVAN.

There is a photograph of the War Memorial at the Nottinghamshire Govt. Site along with a complete list of names.

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 735
1821 1,206
1841 1,621
1861 1,860
1871 2,540
1881 3,566
1891 4,363
1901 4,815
1911 4,692
1921 5,069
1931 5,360
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