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  • The parish was in the East Retford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 851
1861 R.G. 9 / 2415
1881 R.G. 11 / 3302
1891 R.G. 12 / 2640


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to All Saints and is built of stone.
  • The church was renovated and restored in 1894.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2005.

Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1565 and is in good condition.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1639-1846.
  • The church was in the No. 2 deanery of Retford (the rural deanery of Tuxford).
  • There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel in the village built before 1869.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the East Retford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish lie about 136 miles north of London on the west bank of the River Trent, only 7 miles east-south-east from Retford and 8 miles south of Gainsborough. The Trent River forms the eastern boundary of the parish, separating it from Lincolnshire. The parish covers 2,155 acres.

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Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Rampton to another place.


  • The "Eyre Arms Public House" was one of the best spots in Rampton to catch up on local news. The Royal Oak P. H. was the other.
  • The Eyre Arms has its own websitebut no history.
  • These are the victuallers or operators listed in favrious directories:
Year Person
1853 -- Not listed --
1869 -- Not listed --
1912 Jn. QUICKFALL, farmer


  • Rampton Manor ws the residence of Lieut.-Coronel Henry EYRE, J.P. in 1881.
  • The Manor House has been demolished. Photographs are available at the Picture The Past site.

Military History

  • In the church is a brass tablet in memory of Lieut. Arthur H. EYRE, 90th Infantry Regt., who died in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War in 1874.
  • In 1881, Lieut.-Col. Henry EYRE, 2nd Notts Regt., resided at Rampton manor. Henry was born in 1834 in Carlton in Lindrick, NTT.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • For governance, the parish was in the South Clay division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake in the northern division of the county.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.


Year Population
1801 322
1811 313
1821 391
1831 411
1841 420
1851 455
1861 496
1871 453
1881 357
1891 341


  • There was a Parochial School founded by the EYRE family.