"North Clifton parish comprises the four villages and townships of North Clifton, South Clifton, Harby and Spalford, which maintain their poor separately, and contain together 1,107 inhabitants and 5.040 acres of land, now valued at £6,230, which was all exonerated from tithes at the enclosure, and anciently formed four manors of the Bishop of Lincoln's fee, and one of Roger de Bisli's, which in after times passed to the Lovelots, Pigotts and Willoughbys. North Clifton is a small village on the east bank of the Trent, 12½ miles north by east of Newark, near a long cliff, in which numerous fragments of urns, bones and scalps have been found, near the spot which is supposed to have been anciently occupied by a castle. The church, dedicated to St George, stands on an eminence between North and South Clifton, and was re-pewed in 1831. The vicarage, valued in the King's books at £7 6s, and now at £176, is enjoyed by the Rev. Frederick Parry Hodges D.D.. The Rev. G.C. Gordon M.A. is the curate, and resides at the Vicarage House, South Clifton. The prebendary of North Clifton, in Lincoln Cathedral, is the patron and appropriator." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
North Clifton is a parish that includes the villages and townships of North Clifton, South Clifton, Harby and Spalford The parish is 13 miles north-east of Newark, 12 miles south of Gainsborough, 7 miles east of Tuxford and 151 miles north of London. The parish sits on the eastern bank of the River Trent on the border of Lincolnshire and covers 5,050 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the village is just north off of the A52 trunk road, heading east out of Nottingham.
Richard CROFT has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.