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As described in 1887:

Mansfield, market town and par., Notts, on river Maun, 16 miles N. of Nottingham and 137 miles NW. of London by rail, 7252 ac., pop. 13,653; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday, From coins and other relics found here, Mansfield is supposed to have been a Roman station. It is surrounded by the vestiges of Sherwood Forest. Silk and cotton mills, iron foundries, engine works, brick and tile works, and breweries, %amp;etc., give employment to the inhabitants. The cattle markets and corn markets are important.
[John BARTHOLOMEW's "Gazetteer of the British Isles ," 1887]


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Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 859
1851 H.O. 107 / 2124
1861 R.G. 9 / 2428 & 2429
1871 R.G. 10 / 3471 thru 3473
1881 R.G. 11 / 3317
1891 R.G. 12 / 2654 & 2655
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Mansfield is a parish and former Market Town situated on the River Maun only 16 miles north of Nottingham city and 137 miles north of London. The town is surrounded by vestiges of Sherwood Forest. King's Mill is an area between Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield which the Ashfield District Council is developing. There is a new hospital in this area and the district council has future plans for development.

If you are planning a visit:

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Military History

The Americans opened a wartime hospital at King's Hill in 1942 to care for both American servicemen and German prisoners of war.

There is a War Memorial at Carr Bank Park that includes names the of men killed in the Korean war as well as relatives of L/Sgt David GREENHALGH and Pte Damian WRIGHT, who both died in Afghanistan.

In 1912, Mansfield had two units of the Territorial Force:

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Military Records

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There are three local newspapers you should be aware of:

  1. Mansfield Advertiser 1871-1952
  2. Mansfield Chronicle 1895-1952
  3. Mansfield Reporter 1858-1956

These are held on microfilm at Mansfield library and the County library on Angel Row in Nottingham. [Thank you, David MILLIOT].

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1871 11,824
1881 13,653
1891 15,925
1901 21,445
1911 36,888
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