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Hawton

"Hawton, 2 miles south-south-west of Newark, is a scattered village and parish pleasantly situated on the River Devon, comprising 227 inhabitants, and 2,150 acres of land, mostly belonging to Robert Holden Esq., of Nuthall Temple. The Duke of Newcastle and Thomas Scales have small estates here, which was soc to Newark, to which this parish adjoins, near the extensive linen manufactory called Hawton's Mills.
The church, dedicated to All Saints, is in the early style of English architecture, and contains some ancient monuments of the Molyneaux family, also a few handsome marble ones to the Holdens, whose family vault is here. In 1843 the chancel was thoroughly repaired, and a new roof added. The whitewash, which for many years had obscured and disgraced the rich decoration and beautiful carving was taken away. On the south side are three stone stalls, and on the north a lofty arch, having deep and rich mouldings. Beneath is the effigy of a knight in armour. The rectory, valued in the King's books at £17 13s 4d, is in the gift of Charles Newdigate Newdegate Esq. The Rev. Pelly Parker M.A. is the incumbent. The tithes have been commuted for about £750." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Balderton sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 862
1861 R.G. 9 / 2481
1891 R.G. 12 / 2715

Churches

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was built in in the 13th century.
  • The church tower was built in 1482.
  • The church was restored during 1880-87.
  • The church seats 154.
  • Christine HASMAN has a photograph of the Church of All Saints on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2004.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.

Church Records

  • Anglican parish register entries exist from 1564 and is fairly legible.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Newark.
  • The London Family History Centre has a microfilm of the Bishop's Transcripts for 1608 - 1862.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This village and parish are near the River Devon only about 1.5 miles south of Newark-on-Trent. The parish covers about 2,180 acres.

The River Devon flows just west of the village.

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Historical Geography

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History

Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK788511 (Lat/Lon: 53.051341, -0.825867), Hawton which are provided by:

Military History

  • During the English Civil War (1642-1651), Hawton had a Roundhead encampment just west of the village standing against the Royalist stonghold in Newark.
  • There is a War Memorial inside the church. It is a white plaque in a dark border. It has seven names from World War 1 and one from World War II.

Military Records

For a photograph of the War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Nottingham County Council site.

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 ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.
  • In April, 1935, this Civil Parish was reduced by 516 acres given to Newark-upon-Trent Civil Parish.

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.

Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 107
1841 240
1851 227
1881 286
1891 246
1901 242