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Edwalton (Edwalston)

"Edwalton, formerly Edwald's Town, is a small, secluded village and parish, near the Melton Mowbray Road, 3½ miles south south east of Nottingham, containing 118 inhabitants and about 800 acres of land which, 60 years ago, was so boggy and indifferent, that it could scarcely be let at any price, but has been much improved within the last twenty years by draining and superior cultivation. John C. Musters Esq. (a minor) is owner, lord of the manor, and patron of the perpetual curacy, valued at £97, which has been augmented with Queen Anne's bounty. The church, dedicated to Holy Rood, is a humble edifice, and has a brick tower with three bells. The Rev. John Peatfield is the incumbent. In the burial ground is a stone to the memory of Rebecca Freeland, who died in 1741, which says, 'She drank good ale, good punch, and wine And lived to the age of ninety-nine' A feast is held on the Sunday after old St Luke's, or on that day if it falls on a Sunday."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2486
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

This place is a village and a parish in the southern part of the county, 3.5 miles southeast of Nottingham and 16 miles northwest of Melton Mowbray. The parish is near the Grantham Canal and covers 831 acres.

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Military History

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Military Records

There is one Commonwealth War Grave in Holy Rood churchyard from World War I:

  1. Charles R. ORR, priv., 3rd Btn. Grenadier Guards, age 29, died 28 Mar 1915.
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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 126
1831 130
1851 118
1871 107
1881 113
1891 234
1901 228
1911 205
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