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  • 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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Headon 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 church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church was built in the 12th century and was expanded in the 14th century.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1885.
  • The church is a Grade 1 listed building by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.
  • Richard CROFT also provides a nice interior view on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2006.

Church Records

  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1567-1837.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here before 1871.

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 village and parish are about 3 miles north of Tuxford and 4 miles south-east of East Retford. The parish covers 2,300 acres.

The village name was often spelled as "Hedune" in old records. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is just north off of the A52 trunk road, heading east out of Nottingham.
  • Check the Carlberry site for Bus 56 service.
You can see pictures of Headon which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

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


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK740770 (Lat/Lon: 53.284801, -0.891478), Headon which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • Although officially "Headon", the parish is also known as "Headon-cum-Upton".

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.


Year Population
1801 278
1841 269
1871 231
1881 224
1891 218
1901 196
1911 186
1921 194