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Radcliffe on Trent

"Radcliffe On Trent is a large and well-built village and parish, six miles east by south of Nottingham, remarkable for its very romantic scenery, being situated upon a lofty cliff on the south bank of the Trent, from which it has its name, and which affords it some extensive and beautiful prospects over the vale, watered by that broad and meandering river. It contains 259 houses, 1,273 inhabitants and about 1,873 acres of fertile land, which was enclosed in 1788, when the tithes were exonerated by an allotment of 100 acres to the impropriator, and 40 acres to the vicar. Earl Manvers is proprietor of nearly all the land, and lord of the manor. He is also patron of the vicarage, which is valued in the King's books at £4 12s 6d, now at £198, and has received two augmentaions from Queen Anne's Bounty, with which 26 acres of land have been purchased." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

Archives and Libraries

  • Radcliffe-on-Trent Library
  • New Road
  • Nadciffe-on-Trent, NTT, NG12 2AJ
  • Tele: 0115 933 2312

Bibliography

  • Pamela PRIESTLAND (Ed.), "Radcliffe on Trent, 1710-1837", 340 pages, Publ. 1990 by Ashbracken, ISBN 978-1-872356-01-3.

Cemeteries

  • A Cemetery of one acre was formed in 1869. Two acres were added in 1907.
  • The Cemetery was administered by the Parish Council.

Census

  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe upon Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 854
1861 R.G. 9 / 2486
1891 R.G. 12 / 2718

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Radcliffe on Trent 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 Saint Mary.
  • The church was constructed in the 13th century (and may have been dedicated to The Holy Trinity).
  • Neglect of the old church caused continuing decay and the spire collapsed in November, 1792, into the main body of the church.
  • The old church was enlarged in 1858.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1879 and rededicated to Saint Mary. Many did not like the look of the new church, due to its French and German features.
  • Small renovations continued in the early 20th century.
  • The church seats 730.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1632 and is in good condition. Bishops' Transcripts go back to 1625. Few entries include more than the names and dates of those married, baptised or buried.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1626 - 1831.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bingham.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1796 and replaced it with a new facility in 1839.
  • The Primitive Methodists came in 1816 but disappeared around 1838. In 1864 they rebounded and purchased the Independents' chapel on SHelford Road, replacing it with a larger building in 1893.
  • Tim HEATON has a photograph of the Methodist Church from 1893 on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe upon Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Radcliffe-on-Trent is a parish and extensive village on the south bank of the RIver Trent, 122 miles north of London and 6 miles outh-east of Nottingham city. The parish covers 1,925 acres.

The village hosts many sporting events. If you are planning a visit:

  • The National Express scheduled coach network may be the best way to travel there. See BritInfo for more information.
  • There is a railway station here for service out of Nottingham to Grantham.
  • And you may be interested in the web site of the Radcliffe-on-Trent Lifesaving Club.
You can see pictures of Radcliffe on Trent which are provided by:

Directories

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Radcliffe on Trent 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 SK645388 (Lat/Lon: 52.942702, -1.041619), Radcliffe on Trent which are provided by:

Medical Records

  • The new County Asylum was opened here (actually in Saxondale parish) in July, 1908 and was enlarged in 1912.
  • This facility was also used for military mental patients from July 1918 to 30 August, 1919.
  • It is unknown what patient records may exist in the Archives office. Administrative and accounting records are normally all that is archived and some photographs may exist.

Military History

  • In 1881, E Company of the 2nd Notts Rifle Volunteers were housed here. L. M. PARKINSON was the captain-commandant.
  • In 1912, Lieut.-Col. Charles Wilfred BIRKIN resided here in Lamcote House.
  • Tim HEATON has a photograph of the War Memorial in front of St. Mary's Church, on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Bingham Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.
  • You can contact the Radcliffe-on-Trent Parish Council regarding civic or political matters. Alas, they do not have the staff to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings every other Thursday.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1789.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.

Population

Year Population
1801 761
1851 1,273
1861 1,371
1881 1,704
1901 2,093

Schools

  • A National School was built here in 1870 and enlarged in 1876.
  • Today, the parish sports a modern secondary school as well. Dayncourt School was built in 1957.