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Oxton

"Oxton is a pleasant village and parish, 5 miles west by south of Southwell, under the hills, on the eastern side of the Dover Beck. It has within its parish 850 inhabitants and 3,584 acres of land. All the waste land was enclosed in 1851. The tithes were commuted in 1844 for £582 4s 3d.

The Beecher family and Henry Sherbrooke Esq. are the lay rectors, the latter of whom is lord of the manor and principal owner, and resides at the Hall, and large handsome mansion, with a projecting centre and a handsome pediment. The worthy owner came to this estate in 1847, since when he has made great improvements in the mansion, gardens and pleasure grounds. Thomas Redgate Esq., John Richardson, William Harvey and Mrs Lamb also have estates here, besides several smaller freeholders.

The church is an ancient fabric, with a low tower and four bells, and is in the patronage of the Prebendary of Oxton, which forms part of the Chapter of Southwell. The vicarage is valued in the King's books at £24 10s, and has the vicarage of Blidworth annexed to it."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2471
1891 R.G. 12 / 2707
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

This village and parish are just east of the Dover Beck, about 9 miles north-east of Nottingham, 5 miles south-west of Southwell and 143 miles north of London. The parish covers about 3,580 acres.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 697
1841 841
1851 850
1881 516
1901 440
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