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  • Ollerton Cemetery was consecrated in October, 1863, and is on Boughton Road. It was managed by the Burial Board of the Parish Council.


  • The parish was in the Kneesal sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2473
1891 R.G. 12 / 2709


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ollerton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.
  • The church was for many years a Chapel of Ease for Edwinstowe parish, which lies to the west.
  • The church was rebuilt around 1780.
  • The church seats 280.
  • The church is Grade II listed with British Heritage.
  • Geoff DUNN has a photograph of St. Giles Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Giles Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1813.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1592-1854.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Worksop.
  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built on the Boughton Road in 1868.
  • A Primitive Methodist chapel was built on the Newark (Rufford) Road in 1869. This is now a private dwelling.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Primitive Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Kneesal sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Ollerton is a township, a parish and a small market town, which sits on the A616 arterial road between Worksop and Newark, 13 miles north-west of Newark. The parish covers 1,708 acres.

The River Maun runs past the north-west side of the town and joins the Rainworth Beck nearby. If you are planning a visit:

  • The A614 trunk road skirts the town to the west.
  • Rail service started in 1897 and ceased in 1955. In August, 2009, the line was re-opened to non-passenger service.
You can see pictures of Ollerton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ollerton 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 Ollerton to another place.


  • Ollerton Hall was built by Colonel MARKHAM. Captain Henry SAVILE was the resident and owner in 1881.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Ollerton Hall on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK654674 (Lat/Lon: 53.199648, -1.022423), Ollerton which are provided by:

Military History

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient chapelry and township in Edwinstowe parish in county Nottingham. It became a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • The parish was in the Hatfield division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • The parish was in the pariliamentary borough of East Retford.
  • This Civil Parish was enlarged in April, 1957, by gaining 45 acres from Edwinstowe Civil Parish.
  • Ollerton formed a Town Council in 1990 and an amalgamation with Boughton took place in 1999.
  • You may contact the Ollerton Town Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT funded to help you with family history searches.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Worksop petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Southwell Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1861 932
1871 831
1881 818


  • The National School was built in 1842 to hold 200 children.
  • Heather WILKINSON has a photograph of the Ollerton National School Students. Heather believes the photo is from around 1905 to 1910.
  • The Free School for boys was built before 1881 on Wellow Road.