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Stanton on the Wolds

"Stanton-on-the-Wolds is a small parish consisting of about 25 scattered dwellings, near to the Melton Mowbray Road, and eight miles south south east of Nottingham. It has 177 inhabitants and 1,300 acres of land, of a sandy wet quality, but has recently been much improved by drainage and superior cultivation. This place was formerly the residence of the Parsons family, to whom the greater part of the lordship belonged, and it evidently bears marks of having at some remote period been a more considerable place than at present.
The church is a humble edifice, dedicated to All Saints. Throsby says, "it is below description and is of all others, within and without, the most despicable place I have ever beheld"; but since his time, it has been repewed and undergone other repairs. In the chancel are deposited the remains of Sir John Parsons, Bart., who was executed in London for forgery in 1704. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £2 13s 4d, now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Smith. Sir R.H. Bromley is the patron. The poor have a house and three acres of land at Gedling. bequeathed in 1718 by the Rev. Thomas Ousley, and now let for £12 a year."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]



  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe upon Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • In November, 1883, the parish was re-assigned to the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2486
1871 R.G. 10 / 3549

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was restored in 1889 and again in 1952.
  • The church is a Grade II rated structure with British Heritage.
  • The church seats 50.
  • Jonathan WILKINS has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1735.
  • The parish was in the deanery #1 of Bingham (rural deanery of South Bingham).
  • The church is now in the East Bingham Deanery.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe upon Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • In November, 1883, the parish was re-assigned to the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Stanton-on-the-Wolds is a village and a small parish 8 miles south-east of Nottingham city and 11 miles north-west of Melton Mowbray. The covers 1,220 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Golfers should check out the Stanton Golf Club, which has been around for over a century.
  • By automobile, take the A606 south-east out of Nottingham and just past Keyworth is the village of Stanton-on-the-Wolds.

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Historical Geography

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


Military History

  • The War Memorial was erected in 1920 in the churchyard. The village has no village green, so the churchyard was the most appropriate venue.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the War Memorial outside the church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.
  • No servicemen from the parish perished in World War II.

Military Records

To read the inscription on the War Memorial plaque and the list of names on it, see the Southwell Churches History Project site.


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 north division of the ancient Rushcliffe Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
  • You may contact the local Stanton on the Wolds Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty session hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


 Year Inhabitants
1801 98
1831 125
1851 177
1861 158
1881 107
1901 98