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Ossington

"Ossington is a pleasant village and parish on the Carlton and Kneesall turnpike road, which was formed in 1812. The parish contains 235 inhabitants and 2,263 a 2r of clay land, of which John Evelyn Denison Esq. M.P. is lord of the manor, and owner of the whole, except about 38 acres. He resides in the hall, a handsome modern mansion, situated in an extensive park, and embowered in woods. It is built on the site of an ancient house, which was partly destroyed in the civil wars, and was for many years the seat of a branch of the Cartwright family, that ended in four co-heiresses in 1775, who sold the estate to the late William Denison, a rich merchant of Leeds, who died in 1782 after realising a fortune of £700,000, a large portion of which, it is said, he gained by one ship's cargo, which arrived at Lisbon immediately after that city had been destroyed by an earthquake. His monument in the church consists of a full length figure of marble, standing upon a pedestal, having a scroll in his hand, with his ship unloading in the haven of Lisbon.
The church, situated near the Hall, is a neat structure, dedicated to the Holy Rood, with a tower and five bells. It has several other neat monuments, particularly two belonging to the Cartwrights and Peckhams. The living is a donative. J.E. Denison Esq. is the patron and impropriator, and the Rev. Archibald George Campbell M.A. the incumbent." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Kneesall sub-district of the Southwell Registration District:
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 866
1861 R.G. 9 / 2475
1891 R.G. 12 / 2710

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ossington 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 the Holy Rood. (One source lists "the Virgin Mary")
  • The church seats 140.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Holy Rood church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1772.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Tuxford.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Ossington is a village and a parish. The parish lies 4 miles south of Tuxford, 10 miles north-west of Newark-on-Trent and about 2 miles west of Carlton-on-Trent. The parish covers 2.412 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Check the Carlberry site for bus and coach service.
  • By automobile, take the A1 north out of Newark-on-Trent and turn left (west) at Carlton. Go west about 2.5 miles to get to the village of Ossington.
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Directories

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ossington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK757647 (Lat/Lon: 53.174018, -0.868901), Ossington which are provided by:

Military History

  • RAF Station Ossington opened in early 1942 as the home of Number 14 Advanced Flying Unit to train pilots in adanced skills.
  • In 1943 RAF Station Ossington was transfered to Bomber Command.
  • The airfield closed in August, 1946, but it appears that MOD kept the land until 1953.
  • The airfield is now under the watchful eye of the Airfields of England Conservation Trust.
  • There is a List of Those Who Served at the Wartime Memories Project.
  • Martin JONES has a photograph of the former RAF Ossington on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2009.
  • James HILL has a photograph of a disused airfield road on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2007.
  • James HILL also has a photograph of a derelict brick building on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2007.
  • There are a number of War Memorials inside the parish church for World War I and WWII.
  • The village also has a War Memorial, erected in 1920, at the corner of Main Street and Moorhouse Road.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottinghamshire, but became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the northern division of the ancient Thurgarton Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.
  • The citizens of this parish have decided to forgo a formal parish council in favor of periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 217
1851 235
1861 231
1871 199
1881 188
1891 211
1901 175
1911 196
1921 182

Schools

  • A School was built in the village to hold 70 students. Students were accepted from the adjoining parishes as well.