"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]
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.
If you are planning a visit:
Start your visit in Newark on Trent, take the A46 south-east out of town and turn east (left) onto the A52. At Elton, turn north (left) and drive one mile to Orston.
Robert DANYLEC has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events. The Hall can be hired for a family re-union!
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