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Markham Clinton

Census

  • The parish was in the Tuxford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2417
1891 R.G. 12 / 2642

Churches

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Church History

  • There was a church in this place at the time of the 1086 Domesday Survey.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church structure was in poor shape in 1881 and seldom used. The churchyard, however, was still in use for burials.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints' Churchs on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2005.
  • A new church was erected in 1833, although the old church was left standing.
  • The new church seats 200.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1650.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1626-1838.
  • The church was in the rural2 deanery of Tuxford.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Tuxford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

West Markham or Markham Clinton is a village, a township and a parish 2.5 miles west of Tuxford, 5 miles of East Retford and 140 miles north of the city of London. The parish borders on the River Idle and covers 1,033 acres. The parish includes the hamlet of Milton (Milneton) on the east bank of the River Idle.

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  • The A1 motorway used to run through the village but a modern bypass now skirts the place.
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Historical Geography

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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 South Clay division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • In April, 1935, this Civil Parish was enlarged by 46 acres annexed from Tuxford Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Retford petty session hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.

Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 176
1811 181
1841 191
1861 193
1871 171
1881 165
1891 160
1901 158

Schools

  • A Parochial School was built here before 1869 by the Duke of Marlborough.