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Description in 1871: "EGMANTON, a parish in Southwell district, Notts; 2½ miles SW of Tuxford r. station, and 5 ENE of Ollerton. It has a post office under Newark. Acres, 2, 220. Real property, £2,283. Pop., 386. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given by Henry I. to Nigel d'Albini. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £148. Patron, the Duke of Norfolk. The church is tolerable; and there are a Wesleyan chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, and charities £14." John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]


  • The parish was in the Kneesall sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2475
1891 R.G. 12 / 2710


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Egmanton area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary.
  • The church was origianly built in Norman times.
  • In 1881 the church was in a very dilapidated state.
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1893.
  • The church seats 100.
  • In the churchyard stands a very ancient sundial.
  • John SALMON has a photograph of St Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2003.
  • And Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Church tower on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1653.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1813-1838.
  • The names of each married couple from about 1734 are inscribed in the church belfry. Alas, many were removed when the church was restored.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Tuxford.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1836 and was rebuilt in 1894.
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the new Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2011.
  • The Primitive Methodists also built a chapel here in 1841.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Kneesall sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish are 137 miles north of London and 1 mile south of Tuxford. The parish covers 2,220 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A6075 arterial road northeast out of Mansfield and drive thrugh Ollerton. At Kirton turn right at the signs for Egmanton.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014. You should drop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
You can see pictures of Egmanton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Egmanton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Egmanton to another place.


  • The village held an annual feast on the Sunday closest to Old Michaelmas day.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Old Plough Inn just off Main Street on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014. It's an 18th century building but only recently re-opened as a restaurant.


  • Egmanton Hall stood about a half mile west of the church.
  • The Manor House was occupied by a farmer, Francis GALE, in 1881.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK736688 (Lat/Lon: 53.211160, -0.899370), Egmanton which are provided by:

Military History

  • The War Memorial is a white stone cross, erected in the churchyard in March, 1920.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the churchyard War Memorial and some snowdrops on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2011.

Military Records

For another photograph and the list of names on the War Memorial, see the Nottingham County Council site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottinghamshire and it became a Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the South Clay deivision of the ancient Bassetlaw Hundred (Wapentake) in the northern division of the county.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1821.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Southwell Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1861 386
1871 281
1881 235
1891 231
1901 241
1911 227
1921 244
1931 244
1951 198


  • For several centuries the only school for poor children was the Sunday School held in the church.