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Farndon

"Farndon is a well built village and parish on the Trent, 2 miles west-south-west of Newark, and contains 590 inhabitants and 1,710 acres of land, mostly freehold, a small part copyhold and leasehold. The principal proprietors are William Back Esq. and W.R. Brockton Esq. There are also several smaller owners. The Duke of Newcastle is lord of the manor, but owns only a small portion of the land.
The church, dedicated to St Peter, is a large and lofty edifice, with two side aisles, chancel and tower, in which are 4 bells. A good organ was put up in the church in 1851. The prebendary of Farndon in the cathedral of Lincoln, is the patron and appropriator. The vicarage has the church of Balderton annexed to it, and is valued in the King's books at £6 13s 4d, now £244. The Rev. Robert Seymour Walpole is the incumbent. Both the great and small tithes were commuted for allotments of land, at the enclosure in 1768. The vicarage house is an old thatched building, now occupied by poor people."
[WHITE's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853]

Cemeteries

  • The Farndon Cemetery is located on Marsh Lane near the center of the village, near the Memorial Hall.
     
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Farndon Cemetery on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.
     

Census

  • The parish was in the Balderton sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 862
1851 H.O. 107 / 2138
1861 R.G. 9 / 2481
1871 R.G. 10 / 3544
1891 R.G. 12 / 2715

Churches

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

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Peter.
     
  • The church is located at the southwest end of the village.
     
  • The church building was erected during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It is reported to be the third church built on the present site.
     
  • The church interior was renovated circa 1880.
     
  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2009.
     
  • J. HANNAH-BRIGGS has a nice shot of the church interior taken in February, 2013.
     

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1569
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Newark
     
  • Both the Wesleyan Methodists and the Primitive Methodists had chapels built here prior to 1853.
     

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Farndon is a village and a parish only 3 miles south of Newark on the River Trent. The parish covers 1,750 acres.

Farndon has developed a large marina on the River Trent in recent decades. You can stop by The Riverside Pub and Kitchen and admire the boats. This used to be the old Britannia Pub when there was a ferry crossing here. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A46 (the old "Foss Way") south out of Newark toward Bingham.
     
  • Bus service is available from Newark.
     
  • Keep an eye out for the Farndon Windmill, here shown on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.
     
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Farndon Marina on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011. Visitors find the Marina a relaxing place to walk, stop and have a pint, or to watch the local birds cavort.
     
You can see pictures of Farndon which are provided by:

Directories

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Farndon 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 Farndon to another place.

Military History

Military Records

There are four Commonwealth War Grave in Farndon Cemetery:

Name Rank Unit Died Other info.
Winifred James LORD worker Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps 5 Nov. 1918 Age 25, daughter of Frederick William LORD of Farndon
Ricahrd Thonas Showler MORRIS Flying Officer RAF Oman 5 Jan. 1940 unknown.
G. BOWN corporal Depot, Sherwood Foresters 22 July 1920 Age 29, son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth BOWN
Thomas Anthony SUMPSTER bombardier 118 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery 24 Jan. 1941 Age 17, son of Frederick John and Elizabeth Mary SUMPSTER

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.
     
  • You may contact the Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed nor funded to help you with family history searches.
     

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Newark petty session hearings every other Wednesday.
     
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1768.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Newark Poor Law Union.
     

Population

 Year Inhabitants
1801 387
1831 570
1851 590
1871 652
1881 698
1891 699
1901 684

Schools

  • A National School was built here in 1858. This school was replaced by St. Peter's Primary School in 1960.
     

Societies

You may want to hob-nob with the Farndon Archaeological Research & Investigations Society.