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"Hawkesworth, anciently called Hocheword, is a small village parish 4 miles north-east of Bingham, and 8 miles south-south-west of Newark. It was of the fee of Walter D'Ayncourt, and partly soc to Aslacton. It now contains 171 inhabitants, and about 800 acres of land, most of which belongs to the Rev. John Storer M.A., who is lord of the manor. Mrs Hunt is the patron of the rectory, which is valued in the King's books at £8 13s 9d, now £268, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. Geo. Hunt Smyttan B.A. At the enclosure (in 1761), 143 acres were allotted in lieu of tithes. The chutch, dedicated to St Mary and All Saints, is a small building, with a brick tower. The chancel has been lately rebuilt, and contains some fine stained glass by Wailes of Newcastle." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]



  • The parish was in the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 853
1861 R.G. 9 / 2483
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hawksworth 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 Mary and All Saints.
  • The church is of Norman origin.
  • The church was almost completely rebuilt in 1851.
  • The church seats 180.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Mary and All Saints' Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1553.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bingham.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) covers Hawksworth baptisms for the period 1765 - 1836. Marriages for the period 1813 - 1836 are also covered.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here in 1883. That chapel has since been converted to a private home.
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the former Wesleyan Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

The village stands in the Vale of Belvoir 4 miles north-east of Bingham, 9 miles south-west of Newark-on-Trent and 125 miles north of London.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Start your visit in Nottingham and ask the local tourist office how to find Hawksworth.
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Historical Geography

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Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hawksworth to another place.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK752434 (Lat/Lon: 52.982655, -0.881354), Hawksworth which are provided by:

Military Records

There is one Commonwealth War Grave in St. Mary's churchyard for World War I:

  1. Albert Roland KERRIDGE, priv., 7th Btn. Norfolk Regt., age 22, died 18 Mar. 1919. Son of Rev. Albert Alfred KERRIDGE and Mrs. Evangeline Kerridge of Aslockton.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottinghamshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in north division of the ancient Bingham Wapentake in the eastern (or southern) part of the county.
  • In March, 1889, this parish was reduced by 56 acres given to Thoroton Civil Parish.
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and have instead decided to have Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.
  • Distgrict governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings every other Thursday.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 154
1851 171
1861 176
1871 167
1881 158
1891 147
1901 173
1911 153
1921 135