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"Gedling Parish comprises the three townships of Gedling, Carlton and Stoke Bardolph, with a population of 2,922 souls and 4,490 acres of land.
Gedling is a small village with 402 inhabitants, situated 4 miles east-north-east of Nottingham, in a picturesque valley which opens into the vale of the Trent. It contains 1,626 acres of strong clay land. The Earl of Chesterfield is lord of the manor and patron of the rectory, and owns 785 acres. Earl Manvers owns 693 acres, and William Stamford Burnside Esq. also has an estate here. The latter resides at Gedling House, a beautiful modern mansion on a steep declivity overlooking the Trent. The rectory, before the dissolution of the abbeys, belonged to the monastery of Shelford, and also had a vicarage to which they presented. The rectory is valued in the King's books at £14 6s, and the vicarage at £6 16s 8d, now worth £1,075. It received at the enclosure in 1793 three large allotments of land in lieu of tithes. The Rev. Charles Williams is the incumbent. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a nave and side aisles, is neatly pewed and has an organ, erected in 1808. It has a handsome lofty spire and four bells. In the body of the church are several handsome marble tablets, one of which remembers the late William E. Elliott Esq., who died in January 1844. His kindness and benevolence knew no bounds, and the poor of the surrounding parishes have lost a tried friend." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


  • Charles GERRING, "A History of Gedling, Notts," publ. 1908, F. R. History Society.



  • The parish was in the Carlton sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 865
1851 H.O. 107 / 2128
1861 R.G. 9 / 2445
1871 R.G. 10 / 3495
1891 R.G. 12 / 2679


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Gedling area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints (officially "All Hallows Anglican Church").
  • The church was built in the 11th century, although older churches on the site date back to 678.
  • Some records refer to a parish church dedicated to St. Nicholas.
  • A clock was added to the church tower in 1864.
  • The church was restored in 1890.
  • The church seats 450.

Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Gedling Church Steeple on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2007

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558 and is in good condition.
  • The Family History Library in Salt LAke City has the Gedling Parish Register for 1601-1802 on microfilm 0503495.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Gedling.
  • John MELLORS tells us: 23 Mar 1831: Fees to be paid by persons not resident in the parish of Gedling who wish to be buried in Gedling Church Yard:
A child under 7 years of age £1.1.0
From 7 to 14 £2
For grown up persons £5
Any person wishing to have a brick grave £1
For making a vault in the church £21
For putting a slab £5

All these fees to be paid to the Rector previous to the internment.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Gedling is a village, a township and a parish 123 miles north of London, about 4 miles east of Nottingham and 10 miles south-west from Southwell. The parish covers about 4,500 acres and includes the townships of Gedling, Stoke-Bardolph and Carlton.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Gedling is now a suburb of Greater Nottingham city.
  • Passenger rail service ceased in 1960.
  • There is bus service from Nottingham city centre.
  • Gedling House Woods is a small nature reserve tucked away behind the Carlton-le-Willows academy in Gedling village. Check out their online Magazine page for additional information.
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Historical Geography

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


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK617426 (Lat/Lon: 52.977186, -1.082557), Gedling which are provided by:

Military History

  • Colonel William Henry BLACKBURN lived in the Manor House in 1912. Apparently he emigrated to New York in the USA in December, 1919.
  • In the church there is an alabaster tablet in the north isle. You can read more about the memorial at the Southwell Church History Project site.

Military Records

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Nottingham and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Thurgarton Hundred in the Southern division of the county.
  • In April, 1935, the Civil Parish was abolished and all the land (1,918 acres) was amalgamated into Carlton Civil Parish.
  • You may contact the Gedling Borough Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty sesion hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the Basford Poor Law Union.


Year Gedling Carlton StokeBardolph
1801 554 819 157
1841 411 2,014 216
1851 402 2,329 191
1881 506    
1901 785 10,386 213