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Halam

"Halam is a pleasant and well built village and parish, at the foot of a lofty range of hills, 1½ miles west by north of Southwell. It is in the liberty of Southwell and Scrooby, contains 390 inhabitants, and 1,558 acres of land, enclosed in 1778, when allotments were made in lieu of tithes. The Archbishop of York is lord of the manor, but the principal owners are William Flint Esq., John Milward gent., Rev. Edward Walker Foottit, Sir Richard Sutton, Bart., V.S. Burnell Esq., Mr David Towle, Mr Samuel Hart, Mr John Barrow and Mr John Rick, who are mostly copyholders and leaseholders. There are also about 20 small freeholds, which are generally occupied by their owners. There was an ancient capital messuage and a good demesne, all freehold, the inheritance of Leek of Halam, of which family Adam Leek deceased 1673, son and heir of Herbert Leek, being left by his father in as much debt as this old seat was worth, and having married the heiress of Bollet de Osberton, removed thither, and sold his interest at Halam to Richard Lloyd Esq., who was high sheriff of this county in 1673. He built a large house of brick and stone, where he resided for many years." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Southwell sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 866
1861 R.G. 9 / 2470
1891 R.G. 12 / 2707

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Halam 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 Saint Michael the Archangel.
  • Construction on the present building clearly began in the 12th century.
  • The church was restored during 1884-89.
  • The church seats 179.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1560, but is illegible until about 1600. The period from 1709-1724 is incomplete.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Southwell.
  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was erected in 1896.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Halam is a village and a parish on the high road from Southwell to Mansfield. The parish is 1.5 miles west of Southwell and 10 miles south-east of Mansfield. The parish covers 1,310 acres and includes the hamlet of Radley, 1.5 miles south of Hallam village.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, you can either take the high road west out of Southwell or take the A60 north out of Nottingham city, and take the A614 north-east off of that highway, and turn right onto the B6386, pass thru Oxton and, after about a mile, turn left for Halam.
You can see pictures of Halam which are provided by:

Directories

Historical Geography

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

History

  • A popular spot for local news is the Waggon & Horses Public House.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Waggon and Horses on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.
  • These are the names associated with the Waggon & Horses in various directories:
Year  Person
1853 Wm. Bell, Vict.
1869 Mrs. HANNAH BENNETT
1881 William LAMB
1891 Thomas KIRK
1912 Thomas FOSTER, blacksmith

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK678544 (Lat/Lon: 53.082507, -0.989248), Halam which are provided by:

Military History

  • A window in the church is dedicated to James Sidney STUBBS, who was killed in World War I on 21 October 1918.
  • A commemorative tree was plan ted in the churchyard for World War II.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Southwell parish in Nottingham county. It was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in the early 1800s.
  • This parish was in the southern division of the county in the Thurgarton Hundred or Wapentake.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Southwell petty session hearings.
  • In 1771, Mary STURTEVANT, of Newark, left about £230., a portion of which was for the poor.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1778.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Southwell Poor Law Union.
  • In 1869, William FLINT left £200., the interest from which was for the poor.

Population

Year Population
1801 284
1841 411
1851 390
1881 290
1901 255
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