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Orston

"Orston Parish includes the townships and chapelries of Scarrington, Thoroton, and also part of Flawborough, which is mostly in Staunton parish, in the hundred of Newark. It contains 868 inhabitants and 2,150 acres of land, in the vale of the Smite river. Orston and the two chapelries maintain their poor separately, and in the population returns are entered as three distinct parishes, though they have long been united under the same pastor.
Orston village and township contains 1,850 acres of land, on the south side of the Smite, 5 miles east of Bingham. It was enclosed in 1796, when 272a 2r 31p were allotted to the appropriators, and 68a 3r 20p to the vicar, as a commutation for all the tithes. Earl Manvers is lord of the manor, and owner of about 200 acres, but the largest proprietor is William Marshall Esq., who has 500 acres. Near the village is a chalybeate spring, moted for its tonic qualities. Mr John Henry Fisher resides at the Hall, which is a neat residence. The Nottingham and Ambergate branch of the Great Northern Railway has a neat station about half a mile from Orston."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2483
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717
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Description and Travel

Orston is a village, township, and a parish bounded on the west by the Smite River (or Rivulet) and on the east by Leicestershire. The village stands 115 miles north of London, 5 miles north-east of Bingham, and 9 miles south-west of Newark-on-Trent. The parish covers about 1,940 acres.

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Population

  Year Orston Scarrington Thoroton
1801 351 152 110
1851 461 230 177
1861 424
1871 464
1881 484
1891 408
1901 326 178 88
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