"Ordsall Parish comprises the lordship of Ordsall, on the west side of the Idle, and the lordship of Thrumpton, on the east side of that river. These lordships form one township, and contain 1,342 inhabitants, and 1,925 acres of rich, sandy land, part of which was not enclosed till 1804. The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire, and the Great Northern railways, pass through, and both of the stations are in this parish, the particulars of which will be found in the Directory of East Retford. Hops. Mr Young says, some years ago, two spirited agriculturists of this parish (Mr Mason and George Brown Esq.) drained, at a small expense, by open cuts, a deep black bog, which has been let for 3s per acre, and planted it with hops, in squares of six feet, and succeeded so well as actually to clear £62 per acre in one year." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
This village and parish is 138 miles north of London and 15 miles east of Worksop. The parish is intersected by the Chesterfield Canal. The parish covered 1,989 acres and included the hamlet of Whitehouses and the township of Thrumpton.
The village is enveloped by East Retford. If you are planning a visit:
Take the B6079 arterial east out of Worksop or the A1 motorway north out of Newark.
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