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Grove

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the East Retford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2415
1891 R.G. 12 / 2640

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Grove 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 was dedicated to Saint Helen.
  • The church was entirely rebuilt in 1882.
  • The church seats 130.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1726 and is in good condition.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1601-1836.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Retford.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This parish and village lie about 2.5 miles south-east of Retford. The parish covers about 2,740 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is on a county road just south-east of Retford.
You can see pictures of Grove which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

History

  • Traces of a Roman encampment have been found in the parish.

Manors

  • Grove Hall is a brick building that was the seat of the Rev. E. H. HARCOURT-VERNON in 1881. He was at that time the sole landowner of the parish and lord of the manor.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK739796 (Lat/Lon: 53.308181, -0.892374), Grove which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the South Clay division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.

Population

Year Population
1801 117
1811 100
1821 106
1831 121
1841 91
1871 117
1881 126
1891 157
1901 195

Schools

  • There were two schools here in 1881. Dame School was supported by the vicar.
  • The Parochial School was under government inspection.
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