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  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 862
1851 H.O. 107 / 2136
1861 R.G. 9 / 2476
1891 R.G. 12 / 2711


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

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.
  • This original church was partly rebuilt and thoroughly restored in 1879.
  • This church is a relatively modern, small structure with only one bell.
  • The church seats 120.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Cecilia's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2005.
  • Richard CROFT has another photograph of St. Cecilia's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1680.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1770-1842.
  • Also, you can search the East Trent Genealogy site for church records.
  • The church was in the No. 1 deanery of Newark (later, the rural deanery of Collingham).
  • The Free Methodists had a chapel here in the late 1800s.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District for Civil Registration.
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Girton is both a small village and a parish on the east bank of the Trent River, 9 miles north of Newark and 130 miles north of London. Lincolnshire forms the eastern border and the Trent River the western border. The parish covers 1,075 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1133 trunk road north out of Newark-on-Trent towards Gainsborough, turn left just after Besthorpe to enter Girton village.
  • John SLATER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2012. It's useful to stop by and get a schedule of current events. The hall can be hired for your family re-union!
You can see pictures of Girton which are provided by:


Historical Geography

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


  • Girton has flooded many times from the ravaging Trent River. Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Girton floodmarks on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2008. The church is on the only high ground in this parish. The last flood was in 2012.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Nottingham county and it became a modern Civil Parish about the time that those were established.
  • The parish was in the north division of the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Newark petty session hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Newark Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1831 183
1861 188
1871 177
1881 150
1891 125