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North Collingham

"North Collingham parish includes more than half of the village, and Potter Hill, a lofty tumulus on the borders of Lincolnshire, where many Roman relics have been found, and is very likely to have been a military station. It contains 935 inhabitants and 1,820 acres of land. The church, dedicated to All Saints, stands near the centre of the village. It is a very ancient structure in the Norman style of architecture, and underwent considerable repairs in 1832, when a new pulpit and reading desk were put up. There is a good Sunday School attached. The vicarage is valued in the King's books at £8 14s 2d, now at £92, and has been augmented by Queen Anne's Bounty. The Rev. Charles Lesiter A.B. is the incumbent, and the Dean and Chapter of peterborough are the patrons and appropriators, but they received land at the inclosure in lieu of tithes. The land belongs to several small owners, but the Earl of Stamford is lord of the manor. The Baptist church here has had several additions, and about eight years ago was enlarged with the addition of the vestry. near it is a school, endowed for the education of the poor children of both parishes, by William and Mary Hart, in 1699, and in 1718 with land now let for £30 per annum." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2136
1861 R.G. 9 / 2476
1881 R.G. 11 / 3373
1891 R.G. 12 / 2711


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the North Collingham area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church in North Collingham is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The Anglican parish church in South Collingham is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
  • Some portions of All Saints Church appear to be of Saxon origin, but most of the church was constructed in the 13th century.
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1859.
  • All Saints church seats 342.
  • Saint John's Church was built in 1120 - 1130, with a significant portion completed in 1350 -1360.
  • An early church existed at Brough, but the stones from it were used to build St. John's Church.

Church Records

  • The All Saints Anglican parish register dates from 1571 and is in moderate condition.
  • The All Saints Bishop's Transcripts cover 1600 - 1845.
  • Saint John's Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
  • Christine HASMAN has a photograph of the Church of St. John the Baptist on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2004.
  • Phillimore's Nottingham Marriages, volume 19, covers up to 1837.
  • Also, you can search the East Trent Genealogy site for church records.
  • The churches were in the rural deanery of Collingham.
  • The Baptists chapel was founded here in 1650.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here by 1881.
  • The Family History Centre in London also has the All Saints parish chest records for 1790 - 1868.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Collingham is a village and a parish located on the banks of the River Fleet, not far from its junction with the River Trent. It lies 6 miles north-east of Newark-on-Trent, 12 miles south-west of the city of Lincoln and 130 miles north of the city of London.

South Collingham is a village and a former parish adjoining North Collingham. It includes the hamlets of Brough and Danethorpe

Brough was a Roman station of the Fossway. Its Latin name was "Crocolana".

If you are planning a visit:

  • The village is on the A1133 just off the A46 trunk road.
  • Collingham is served by trains of the East Midlands Train serevice.
  • Bus service runs to and from Newark-on-Trent.
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Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from North Collingham to another place.


  • Roman pottery has often been found in the parish.
  • The parish was devestated by flooding in both 1795 and 1875.
  • The remains of a 14th century market cross stand at the north end of the village.


  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of The Old Hall on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2011.

Military History

  • A company of the 2nd Notts Volunteer Rifles was stationed here in 1881 and had two shooting ranges. Captain Thomas C. S. WOOLLEY commanding; Robert DIXON was the drill instructor.

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 northern division of the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.
  • In April, 1970, this Civil Parish and South Collingham Civil Parish were abolished and joined to create a single Collingham Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Newark petty session hearings every other Wednesday.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here around 1790.
  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Newark Poor Law Union.


Year NorthCollingham SouthCollingham
1801 508 539
1851 935 834
1871 979 756
1881 928 776
1891 875 705
1901 813 670
1911 784 -


  • The local School Board was formed in 1875 but schools already existed by then.
  • A CofE School was built in Brough in 1874.