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"Kinoulton is a large village and parish on the Grantham Canal, under the eastern declivity of the Wolds, 7 miles south-west by south of Bingham, and 10½ miles south-wast of Nottingham. It contains 405 inhabitants and 3,071 acres of land, mostly belonging to the lord of the manor, Henry Nevile Esq., with about 260 acres belonging to Thomas Black, William Day and Henry Martin Esqs. In 1849 there was a rent charge in lieu of the tithes.
The village was anciently called Newbold, and was a chapelry to the mother church, which was dedicated to St Wilfred, and stood on a lofty eminence, more than half a mile west of the village, where it was long in ruins, and was taken down about the year 1793, when the Earl of Gainsborough, then lord of the manor, erected the present church. The manors of Kinoulton and Newbold were of the fees of Walter D'Ayncourt and William Peveril, and were successively held by the Villiers, Foljambes, Plumptons, Cliftons, Bugges and Noels, from the latter of whom they passed to the late lord, C.H. Nevile Esq., who assumed the name of Noel, on succeeding to the estates of Henry Noel, the last Earl of Gainsborough, who died without issue in 1796." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe upon Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District until November, 1883.
  • In November, 1881, this parish was reassigned to 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 / 2485
1891 R.G. 12 / 2718

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kinoulton area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The original Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Wilfred and it stood about a half mile west of the village. This church was long in ruins and was taken down in 1793, but the old churchyard remains with some 34 headstones.
  • The new Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Luke.
  • This church was built in 1793 of red brick near the center of the village.
  • St. Luke's Church is a Grade II structure with English Heritage.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of St. Luke's Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2011.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1606 for baptisms and burials. Marriages start in 1654.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of South Bingham.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here that was rebuilt in 1831. The Weleyan group faded away and the building is now a private residence.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe upon Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District until November, 1883.
  • In November, 1881, this parish was reassigned to the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.

Description and Travel

This village and parish stand on the Grantham Canal near the Fosse way, about 7 miles south-south-west of Bingham, about 116 miles north of London and 10 miles south-east of Nottingham. The parish covers 3,070 acres and includes an area called Newbold. The parish has a chalybeate spring on the hill above the village. Lodge-on-the-Wolds is normally considered part of this parish, but was a separate extra-parochial area.

The village was anciently called Newbold. If you are planning a visit:

  • Check out the village webiste for current events and information.
  • There is a photo montage of the village at the Panoramio webiste.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2011. This is a good place to visit and to look at a schedule of forth-coming events. The Hall can be hired for a family re-union!
  • By automobile, the village is just north off of the A46 trunk road where it intersects with the A606.
You can see pictures of Kinoulton which are provided by:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kinoulton 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 Kinoulton to another place.


  • The village used to be located higher on the hill, but it "migrated" downhill when the canal opened. There are several "lost" hamlets in the parish boundaries, one of which was Warberge.
  • Legend has it that in 1687 a palace stood on a piece of land later known as Old Grange. The palace was occupied by CRANMER, then Bishop of Llandaff. This is unlikely, as CRANMER never held that title. Historical fact tells us that CRANMER's sister was married to Harold ROSELL who purchased the grange, and this fact has been distorted over time and elevated to palatial status.
  • Plague visited the valley in 1604.
  • The parish was primarily a grazing area, but small farms also grew wheat, beans and barley.
  • The village used to hold a feast on the first Sunday after Saint Luke's day (late October).
  • Shortly after World War I, SIr WIlliam Jesse HIND planted an avenue of 184 Lombardy Poplar trees to honor his son, Lt. Francis M. HIND who was killed in action on the Somme in 1916. Sadly, due to age and hazard, most of these trees were felled in 2008. The parish council has funded the planting of replacement Poplar saplings to restore this unique sight.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK676307 (Lat/Lon: 52.869517, -0.997177), Kinoulton which are provided by:

Military History

  • The parish planted a row of Poplar Trees as a memorial to the 60 soldiers who died on the Somme, France, in World War I.

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 southern division of the ancient Bingham Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
  • Lodge-on-the-Wolds was made into a separate Civil Parish in 1858, but was abolished as such in 1896. When it was abolished, the land was amalgameted into Cotgrove Civil Parish.
  • You can contact the local Kinoulton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOTstaffed to answer family history questions.
  • District 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 Kinoulton Lodge
1801 275  
1841 388  
1851 405 7
1871 391 -
1881 331 -
1891 317 -
1901 263 5
1911 267 -
1921 238 -


  • There is a record of a School here in 1289.
  • A National School was built here in 1847.
  • Kinoultan Primary School has an Internet website, but there is no history or old school logs.