"South Muskham is a village and parish on the North Road, near to the clumsy and wooden bridge which crosses the broad stream of the Trent, 2 miles north-west of Newark. It contains 282 inhabitants and 2,612a 2r 39p of land, Lord Middleton is the owner, except about 20 acres in small freeholds, and lessee under the prebendary and chapter. The Marshalls formerly had a seat here, but sold their inheritance to Sir William Willoughby Bart. The Great North Railway passes through the parish.
The church, dedicated to St Wilfred, is a vicarage valued in the King's books at £4, now £65, and is in the patronage of its own prebendary in Southwell Collegiate Church, who is also appropriator, and at the enclosure had 140 acres and 37 perches of land awarded for the large tithe. The Rev. John Drake Beecher M.A. is the incumbent, and has 3a 1r 2p of glebe. The church is an ancient structure with nave, chancel, side aisles and tower, with three bells." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
This village and parish lie 2.5 miles north of Newark. The parish is bounded on the east and south by the River Trent, covers about 2,700 acres and includes the hamlet of Little Carlton (also known as South Carlton).
If you are planning a visit to the village:
Take the A616 trunk road north out of Newark-on-Trent. The road passes thru the village of South Muskham.
There is frequent bus service into the village from Newark.
You can see pictures of South Muskham which are provided by:
The Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project site tells us that "There is no war memorial either within the church or in the churchyard, although there is a Book of Remembrance within the church".
The Great War Bulletin for December 7, 1914, tells us that two men of South Muskham had been appointed as "Special Constables" to assist the police force in the event of a German invasion.