"Syerston, another parochial chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of East Stoke, is a small village, 6 miles south-west of Newark, on the east side of the Newark and Bingham road. It contains 208 inhabitants and 805 acres of land, of the rateable value of £1,400. It was enclosed in 1794, when allotments were made for the tithes to the vicar and prebendary of Stoke. Syerston Hall is a neat, modern, brick mansion, on an eminence, half a mile west of the village, and is the seat of George Fillingham Esq., who is lord of the manor, and principal owner of the land.
The church, All Saints, is a small fabric, with chancel and tower, 1½ miles south of Stoke. A feast is held on the first Sunday after Lammas."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]