"Kilvington, 7½ miles south of Newark, is a hamlet and parish comprised in three farms, with only 27 inhabitants, and 480 acres of land, of which 142 were allotted for the tithes at the enclosure in 1750. The duke of Portland is the principal owner and lord of the manor. The Rev. John Gorden is the incumbent of the rectory, which is valued in the King's books at £6 12s 1d, and was consolidated with the Staunton rectory in 1826, when the church was so dilapidated, and the chancel a roofless ruin, that seat room was provided for the inhabitants in the neighbouring church at Staunton. The church was rebuilt in 1852, on the old site, at the sole expense of the present owner. The farmers are Thomas Allen, grazier, William Marshall and William Wilson." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
There are two photographs of the church at the Old Notts website.
Services are held at the church about once a month.
John MELLORS tells us that the parish register reports:
"The Revd John STAUNTON LLD was inducted in to the Rectory of Kilvington by the Revd J MOUNSEY curate of Staunton on 12 Jun 1813 and read in on Sunday 27 June" "Instituted by Dr WYLDE of Nottingham 7 Jun 1813" "The Revd David HOLT rector of Kilvington died 12 May 1913"
Kilvington is a very small village and a parish on the south-eastern border of the county adjoining Leicestershire. The parish is 7 miles south of Newark-on-Trent, 7 miles north-east of Bingham and due east of Nottingham city. The parish covers 477 acres and includes the hamlet of Alverton, 1.5 miles south of Hallam village.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A52 trunk road east out of Nottingham and pass thru Bongham. At Elton, turn left (north) and at Orston bear to the right and go through Alverton to get to Kilvington village.
You can see pictures of Kilvington which are provided by:
The name Kilvington is from the Old English Cylfa+inga+tun, or "estate of Cylfa". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Chelvinctune. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred).
Alverton became its own Civil Parish in December, 1866.
The citizens of Kilvington and Alverton have decided not to have a formal Parish Council, but instead hold periodic Parish Meetings. You can contact them concerning civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.