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"Greasley Parish is very extensive, and consists of the six hamlets and constablewicks of Brinsley, Kimberley, Moor Green, Newthorpe, Watnall Cantelupe and Watnall Chaworth, which maintain their poor conjointly, but their roads separately. The contain 5,284 inhabitants and 8,010 of enclosed land, of the rateable value of £9,130.
Greasley, commonly called Greasley Moor Green, from it being included in that constablewick, is situated 7 miles north-west by north of Nottingham. It is a small but pleasant village containing about 360 inhabitants. Lord Melbourne is the principal owner and lord of the manor, but Thomas Grammer, Mrs Marshall and the Misses Grammer also have estates here.
The church is a spacious edifice, with a handsome and lofty embattled tower, and four good bells. The Rev. John Hides M.A. now enjoys the vicarage, which is valued in the King's books at £8 5s, now £134, and has had several augmentations from Queen Anne's Bounty. Lord Melbourne is the patron and impropriator. The Independents have a commodious chapel in the village."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


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Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 857
1851 H.O. 107 / 2125
1861 R.G. 9 / 2532
1871 R.G. 10 / 3477 and 3479
1881 R.G. 11 / 3322
1891 R.G. 12 / 2659 through 2661
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Greasley is both a township and a parish. The parish contains the hamlets of; Moor Green, Brinsley, Kimberley, Newthorpe, Watnall Chaworth and Watnall Cantelupe. The parish lies 137 miles north of London and 7 miles north-west of Nottingham. The parish covers just under 5,200 acres.

Moor Green is a hamlet 2.5 miles from Langley Mill station. It was formerly called "Greasley Moor Green", partly because the parish church was located here.

Newthorpe is a hamlet on the Erewash River. It is 1 mile south-west of Greasley church.

Watnall Chaworth and Watnall Cantelupe form one village in the parish.

Kimberley was split off as a separate parish in 1896.

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Military History

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Note: The parish was greatly reduced in size in 1896 and 1935.

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 2,968
1851 5,284
1861 6,280
1871 7,113
1881 8,867
1891 11,143
1901 5,694
1911 5,970
1921 6,279
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