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Tuxford

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Tuxford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 852
1851 H.O. 107 / 2121
1861 R.G. 9 / 2417
1891 R.G. 12 / 2642

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tuxford area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • There may have been a Saxon church here before the Domesday Survey, but none is recorded. The only evidence is of "Saxon looking" work on the south aisle of the church, but this is hardly proof.
  • Records show a chapel of ease here in 1179.
  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
  • The church was built in the 12th century.
  • The church was restored in 1473.
  • The church chancel was built in 1495.
  • The church was repaired from 1874-1890.
  • The church was restored again in 1893.
  • The church seats 367.
  • The churchyard was enlarged by 1/4 acre in 1903.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1624.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1813-1843.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Tuxford.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1841.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Tuxford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

Correctional Institutions

Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Tuxford Lock-up or Gaol on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2010.

Description and Travel

Tuxford is a market town, a township and a parish within the parliamentary borough of East Retford. It lies 137 miles north of London, 28 miles north-east of Nottingham city and 7 miles south-east of Retford. The parish covers 4,110 acres.

If you are planningg a visit:

  • Tuxford is split by the A1 at the intersection with the A6075 arterial road. You can head south from Retford or east from Ollerton or north from Newark on Trent.
  • There were three railway stations in Tuxford, but all are now closed.
  • The Orchard Park Caravan and Camping Park on Marnham Road might suit your needs for an overnight stay.
You can see pictures of Tuxford which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

History

  • Tuxford was historically a market town.
  • Tuxford was known in the 1800s for making nails and bricks.
  • Tuxford held a yearly fair on 12th May for cattle, sheep and drapery.
  • A History of Tuxford by Mike Sanderson.
  • Most of the town has been rebuilt since the great fire of 1702.
  • The Tuxford Windmill is a tower Windmill, built in 1820 and restored between 1982 and 1993.
  • Tuxford had a bad reputation in the 1600s because its roads were so clayish and this slowed transportation, wighed down horses hooves, and slowed travel to a crawl.

Manors

  • Tuxford Hall was rebuilt about 1785 near the site of the old Hall. It was, for many centuries, the home of the WHITE family.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK735708 (Lat/Lon: 53.229149, -0.900407), Tuxford which are provided by:

Military History

  • On the manor grounds stands an old stone cross which was brought here and erected on 1 August 1798 to commemorate the victory of Admiral Nelson over Bonepart's fleet in the Battle of the Nile. The cross pre-dates the victory by about 100 years.
  • There is a marble tablet memorial in the parish church to Captain Charles Lawrence WHITE, 3rd Foot Guards, who was mortally wounded in a sortie from Bayonne on 14 April 1814.
  • There is a War Memorial cross in the south side of the churchyard to honour the men who died in World War I.
  • Barbara WHITEMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial on Pictures of England.

Military Records

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard, both from World War I:

  1. William Henry MERRILLS, priv., 1st/10th Btn. Royal Scots, age 22, died 23 Feb. 1919. Son of John Burkitt and Emma MERRILLS, of Eldon St., Tuxford.
  2. George Henry MORLEY, priv. , Sherwood Foresters, age 22, died 17 Feb. 1917. Son of George and Elizabeth MORLEY, of 47, Ollerton Rd., Tuxford.

Names, Geographical

  • Tuxford has formerly been known as "Tuxford in the Clays" and "Tucker's Ford." In the 1086 Domesday Book the name is rendered as Tuxfarne.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the North Clay division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • You may contact the Tuxford Town Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1799.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.

Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 785
1811 841
1821 979
1831 1,113
1841 1,079
1851 1,211
1861 1,034
1871 1,016

Schools

  • An Endowed School was founded in 1669 by Charles Read.
  • A National School for girls and infants was built in 1830.
  • The existing Tuxford School has only been in use since 1958 when it replaced these other facilities.
  • David BEVIS has a photograph of the Primary School on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2013.