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Park Leys

"Park Leys, five miles north-west by north of Newark, is an extra-parochial farm of 300 acres, occupied by Mr Eve, and belonging to John Henry Manners Sutton Esq." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Census

  • The parish was in the Southwell 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 / 2472
1891 R.G. 12 / 2708

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Park Leys 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 web page author could find no record of a church at Park Leys.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This parish (and farm) was only 4 miles north-west of Newark on Trent. The parish covered only 310 acres.

If you are planning a visit to the village:

  • The area of the parish is just north of Hockerton on the Knapthorpe road.
You can see pictures of Park Leys which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK737575 (Lat/Lon: 53.109588, -0.900472), Park Leys which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • The place was long an extra-parochial place in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish in 1858.
  • This parish was in the ancient Thurgarton Hundred or Wapentake.
  • The parish was in northern division of the county.
  • On 1 April, 1899, this Civil Parish was abolished and the land amalgamated into Kelham Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Population

Year Population
1801 -
1851 20
1871 9
1881 4
1891 8
1901 7
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