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"Flintham is a pleasant and well-built village, 6½ miles south-west by south of Newark, including within its parish 637 inhabitants and 2,110 acres of rich loamy land, at a rateable value of £3,324, which was enclosed about the year 1780, when 172 acres were allotted to the vicar, and about 300 acres to trinity College, in lieu of tithes, exclusive of 165 acres which had previously belonged to the said college. The greater part of the parish belongs to Thomas Blackborne Thoroton Hildyard Esq., but Francis Fryer Esq., Richard Hall Esq. and john Clark Esq. have also estates here. The Duke of Newcastle is lord of the manor, which he holds in fee of the King's Duchy of Lancaster, together with several others in this neighbourhood. His Grace has no land here except six acres allotted to him at the enclosure. Flintham Hall, which has been successively the seat of the Husseys, Hackers, Woodhouses, Disneys, Fytches and Thorotons, is now the residence of Thomas Blackborne Thoroton Hildyard Esq. It is a handsome modern edifice, erected on the site of the ancient mansion. It owes many of its present beauties to the late Col. Hildyard." [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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 853
1851 H.O. 107 / 2139
1861 R.G. 9 / 2483
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717


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

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Augustine of Canterbury.
  • The church was rebuilt with a smaller footprint in 1828.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Augustine's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1576 and is in fair order.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bingham.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists and the Primitive Methodists had chapels here by 1869.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This village and parish are 6.5 miles south-west from Newark-on-Trent, 5 miles north-east of Bingham and 130 north of London. The parish covers about 2,450 acres. Coneygre is a cultivated estate in the parish.

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Historical Geography

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

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  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Boot and Shoe Public House on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.
  • In 1881, Mrs. Elizabeth MAWBRY was the proprietor of The Boot and Shoe.
  • In 1912, George PASS was the proprietor of The Boot and Shoe.
  • The village holds a feast on Whit-Sunday.


  • Flintham Hall, the seat of the HILDYARD family, was occupied by Captain Douglas LANE in 1881.
  • The Hall was built of Ancaster stone and stood in a 22-acre park, half of which was a lake.
  • The Hall still stands and has been used as a setting for several motion pictures.
  • Here is a photograph of Flintham Hall taken on a rainy day.
  • Jonathan THACKERY has a photograph of Flintham Hall on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2012.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK740460 (Lat/Lon: 53.006189, -0.898630), Flintham which are provided by:

Military History

  • The Ham class minesweeper HMS Flintham was named after the village.
  • Robbie SHAW has a photograph of HMS Flintham on ShipSpotting, taken in August, 2008.
  • RAF Syerston was located just north-west of the village.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of a derelict building at RAF Syerston on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2009.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the north division of the Bingham Hundred or Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • You may contact the local Flintham Parish Council regarding civic or politcal issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings held every other Thursday.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1780.
  • Robert HACKER left the income from land in Bandon, Lincolnshire, for the benefit of the parish poor. In 1881, that was about £43 a year.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


 Year Population
1801 459
1841 611
1851 639
1861 524
1881 381
1891 346
1901 338


  • A National School was built here in 1873.