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Nottingham St Peter's

"St Peter's parish, the smallest of the three parishes of Nottingham, is encompassed by St Mary's and St Nicholas' parishes, and averages about 450 yards in length and 200 in breadth. It extends from Timber Hill, the Poultry and Bottle Lane, to the north bank of the Leen; and is bounded on the east by Sussex Street, Middle Hill, Middle Pavement, and the buildings behind Market Street and Fletchergate; and on the west by Greyfriargate, the Independent Chapel and friends' Meeting House, and the north end of Friar Lane. Its principal streets are Bridlesmithgate, Timber Hill and the Poultry. Its public edifices are the Parish Church and the Assembly Rooms.
The Church St Peter's Church stands upon the declivity which falls westward from Bridlesmithgate to the foot of Wheelergate, Houndsgate, and the Low Pavement. It is a Gothic structure with a tower at the west end, supporting a spire, and containing a peal of eight bells cast in 1771, and said to be the best attuned and the most melodious of any within many miles." [White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853]


  • The parish was in the Castle sub-district of the Nottingham Registration District.
  • In 1891 the parish was reassigned to the Nottingham South West sub-district of the Nottingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 871
1851 H.O. 107 / 2133
1861 R.G. 9 / 2466 thru 2468
1891 R.G. 12 / 2683 & 2701


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • This church was first constructed in 1180.
  • This church tower and spire were completed in 1340.
  • David HALLAM-JONES has a photograph of St. Pete's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2012.
  • For more information, see the St. Peter website.

Church Records

Rita Effnert has kindly provided us with an index of Marriages for 1572 through 1813. The file is a Comma-Separated Value (or .csv) file, suitable for import into MS Excel or Works as a database:

There are some online resources as well:

  • The I.G.I. at the Family History Library includes many marriages for 1837 - 1877 on film 0095044.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Castle sub-district of the Nottingham Registration District.
  • In 1891 the parish was reassigned to the Nottingham South West sub-district of the Nottingham Registration District.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county but did not became a modern Civil Parish until December, 1877.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • St Peter's parish originally had a workhouse situated near St. Peter's church at the east end of Houndsgate. After this building was demolished, a new workhouse was built on the south side of Broad Marsh.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the Nottingham Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 2,732
1841 5,605
1871 4,906
1881 4,387
1891 3,362