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  • The parish was in the Kneesal sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2475
1891 R.G. 12 / 2710


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Kirton 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 the Holy Trinity.
  • The church was restored in 1865.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of Kirton Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1680.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1771-1838.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel in the village.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Kneesal sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Kirton is a village and a parish which lie about 3 miles southwest of Tuxford. The parish covers almost 1,100 acres.

You can see pictures of Kirton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK690690 (Lat/Lon: 53.213574, -0.968195), Kirton which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • The name means "village with a church." It appears as Chirchetune in the 1086 Domesday Book. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and it 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.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Southwell Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 172
1841 265
1851 195
1881 126
1891 119