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Thorpe (Farndon)

"Thorpe-by-Newark is a village and parish, 3 miles south-west of Newark, with a population of 108 inhabitants and 697 acres of land of the rateable value of £1,419. About 180 acres of common land was enclosed 40 years ago, and exonerated from tithes, but all the rest still remains titheable. Sir Robert Howe Bromley, Bart., is principal owner, and lord of the manor. The church, dedicated to St Lawrence, is a small structure, upon an eminence, and has 40 acres of glebe. The rectory, valued in the King;s books at £8, now £280, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and the Rev. Charles Townsend M.A. is the incumbent, who resides at the rectory, a neat, modern, brick mansion near the church. W.R. Brockton Esq. is a small owner, and Mr John Tomlin is a resident owner, with a few other small owners." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]



  • The parish was in the Southwell sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence.
  • The church was built of Bennington blue stone with Ancaster stone facings.
  • The church, with the exception of the tower, was restored in 1873.
  • The church seats only 70.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Lawrence's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1555 for all entries.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Newark.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

A village and a parish 3.5 miles SW of Newark.

The village is just off the A46 (Foss Way) just east of East Stoke.

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Historical Geography

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Military History

  • Inside the church is a monument to Lord WIlliam de Thorpe who fought at the 1346 battle of Crecy.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and it became a modern Civil parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the southern civision of the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Newark-on-Trent petty session hearings.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed in 1813.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Southwell Poor Law Union.


Year Population
1801 44
1831 105
1851 115
1881 90
1901 66