"Flawborough township and chapelry is a small village pleasantly situated on an
eminence, 8 miles south of Newark. It has 79 inhabitants and 955 acres of land,
and is the property of the Duke of Newcastle, and George William Manger
Staunton is patron of the living. It is partly in the parish of Orston, and formerly
paid a small modus in lieu of tithes of that parish, and another to Shelton, but the
rector of Staunton now claims and retains the whole of the tithes, though his portion,
by an ancient agreement, was limited to £60 a year.
The chapel is an ancient structure, and was rebuilt in 1840 by voluntary
contributions, the Duke of Newcastle and the late Dr Staunton being the
principal contributors. It is a neat building, with a handsome tower. The
arched doorway in the west end is a fine specimen of ancient architecture,
which prevailed in the reign of William Rufus. The stone composing it was
preserved from the old chapel. A feast is held on the Sunday after St Peter's
Day. At the foot of the hill on which the village stands is the small hamlet of
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
- The parish was in the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
- The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
||R.G. 12 / 2717
- The Anglican parish church dedication is unreported.
- The church was rebuilt in 1839-40, but did not re-open for divine service until 3 October 1841.
- The Anglican parish register dates from 1674.
- The church was in the rural deanery of South Bingham.
- The national grid reference is SK 7842.
- You'll want an Ordinance Survey Explorer map, which has 2.5 inches to the mile scale.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
- This place was a Township and a Chapelry in the parish of Staunton until around 1866 when it became a Civil Parish in its own right.
- The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Newark Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
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