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"Scarrington, par., township, and vil., Notts, 2 miles NE. of Bingham - par., 2850 ac., pop. 612; township, 910 ac., pop. 208." [John BARTHOLOMEW's "Gazetteer of the British Isles," 1887]



  • The parish was in the Bingham 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 / 2483
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Scarrington 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 John of Beverley.
  • The date of original construction is 1633.
  • The church was restored in 1867.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. John of Beverley's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2007 .

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1693.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1609-1854.
  • The church was in the rural deanery #2 of Bingham.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chaple here by 1881.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Scarrington is a village, a township and a parish 119 miles north of London, 3 miles north-east of Bingham and 10 miles south-west of Newark. The parish covers about 910 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A52 trunk road east out of Nottingham or west out of Grantham. Turn north at Whatton and proceed about 2.5 miles. You should intersect the village of Scarrington.
You can see pictures of Scarrington which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK730410 (Lat/Lon: 52.961388, -0.914657), Scarrington which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bingham Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and have instead decided to have Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.
  • 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.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


Year Population
1801 152
1841 230
1861 231
1871 231
1881 208
1891 203
1901 178
1911 184
1921 160
1931 162


  • A parish school was built here in 1867 for Scarrington and Aslockton parishes.