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South Leverton

"Leverton (South) parish contains 484 inhabitants, and 2500 acres of land, including the township of Cottam, which contains 89 inhabitants, and about 625 acres of land, which, by an agreement of the parishioners, was formed into a distinct township to keep its own poor.
South Leverton is a scattered pleasantly situated village, 5 miles east from Retford, commanding extensive prospects, in which Lincoln minster may be seen at a distance of 20 miles. The Lincoln branch of the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway runs through the parish, and has two stations; one about half way between the village and North Leverton, and the other at Cottam. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure, with nave, chancel, side aisles, and a tower, in which are three bells, and which in 1846 had about £400 expended upon it in alterations, repairs and re-pewing. The living is a vicarage, valued in the King's Books at £6 13s 4d, and by the gift of William Rufus, is in the patronage and appropriation of the Dean of Lincoln, and the incumbency of the Rev. John Mickle. At the enclosure in 1797 of the open fields and marshes, 382a 2r 30p of land were awarded to the Dean of Lincoln, and 53a 3r 15p to the vicar, in lieu of the great and small tithes, in addition to 10a 1r 17p of ancient glebe."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 849
1861 R.G. 9 / 2414
1891 R.G. 12 / 2639
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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

South Leverton is a township, a village and a parish 145 miles north of London, 6 miles south-west of Gainsborough and 5.5 miles east of East Retford. The parish covers 1,630 acres.

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Year  Person
1853 Wm. HARRISON, vict.
1869 William HARRISON
1881 William HIBBERT
1912 George TAYLOR
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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Population
1801 354
1811 383
1821 374
1831 400
1841 451
1851 484
1861 408
1871 488
1881 403
1891 366
1901 376
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