"Morton is a small village and parish, within the liberty of Southwell and Scrooby, 2½ miles south-east of Southwell. It contains 137 inhabitants and 500 acres of land, including a portion of 400 acres, which was an open field till 1839, when it was enclosed, two-thirds of which belong to Fiskerton, and one-third to Morton. It was of the fee of Walter de Ayncourt, and afterwards held by the Cressovers, by whom it was conveyed to Thurgarton Priory. After the Dissolution it was greanted to Thomas Cooper Esq., from whose family it was bought, in 1846, by the ancestors of the present owner, John Pemberton Plumptre Esq., who is lord of the manor, impropriator, and principal owner of the soil, which is partly held under a leasehold tenure of the Chapter of Southwell. The church, St Denis, is a small brick structure, and is a perpetual curacy united to Bleasby, the two livings being consolidated in 1841. The Prebendary of Dunham is the patron, and the Rev. jon William Marsh the incumbent, who also enjoys 45 acres of glebe. The tithes were commuted a few years ago for upwards of £70. In 1695, Richard Daybell left 50s yearly, for the education of four poor children of Morton and Fiskerton." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Morton is a village and a parish only .75 mile south-west of Fiskerton, 7 miles south-west from Newark, 3 miles south-east of Southwell and 125 miles north of the city of London. The parish covers only 498 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
Take the A612 arterial road north-west out of Nottingham to Southwell. Turn right (east) in Southwell and follow the signs to Fiskerton. I do not know if there are signs for Morton village.
The nearest functioning railway station is at Fiskerton.
Stop by the Full Moon Pub for refreshment and local chatter. The place serves fresh food for children.
You can see pictures of Morton which are provided by:
This place was an ancient Chapelry in county Nottingham. It became a modern Civil Parish shortly after those were established.
The parish was in the Southwell division of the ancient Thurgarton Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
The parish was in the Southwell and Scrooby Liberty only for two years: 1836 through 1837.
It appears that the Civil Parish of Morton was abolished in 1884, but the web page author could not find documentation on that. The current civil administrative unit is the Parish of Fiskerton and Morton.
The new parish is part of the Newark and Sherwood District Council.