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"Tithby Parish consists of two townships, Tithby and Cropwell Butler, the former of which contains 116 inhabitants and 567 acres of land, and the latter 695 inhabitants and 1,800 acres. They maintain their poor separately, and were both enclosed in 1788, when 232 acres were allotted to the impropriator, and 30a 3r 32p to the incumbent curate in lieu of tithes, and 5a 3r 34p to the Duke of Newcastle, as a commutation of his manorial claims in Cropwell Butler. Tithby is a small but pleasant village, 2½ miles south-south-west of Bingham. After the Conquest it was off the fees of William Peveril and Walter D'Ayncourt. For many generations it was the property of the Chaworths of Wiverton, whose late heiress carried it in marriage to John Musters Esq., the late lord of the manor, improriator and patron of the perpetual curacy, which is certified at £102, and is now in the incumbency of the Rev. Joshua Brooke." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


  • A cemetery of one acre was formed in 1905 in Cropwell Butler township, just south of the Tithby Road.
  • The cemetery was administered by the Parish Council.


  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe on Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District until 1 Nov, 1883.
  • On 1 Nov, 1883, the parish was reassigned to the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 854
1861 R.G. 9 / 2485
1891 R.G. 12 / 2718


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tythby area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
  • The date of construction is circa 14th century, but sources call the church "Early English" in style. Monuments in the church indicate that it dates back prior to 1435.
  • Historians say the church was constructed in the 13th century.
  • The church was thoroughly repaired in 1824.
  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates back to 1554.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bingham.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1813-1843.
  • The Anglican parish churchyard is in Cropwell Butler township.
  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in Cropwell Butler by 1823.
  • A Primitive Methodist chapel was built in Cropwell Butler in 1845.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe on Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District until 1 Nov, 1883.
  • On 1 Nov, 1883, the parish was reassigned to the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.

Description and Travel

Tythby is a parish with two townships: Tithby and Cropwell Butler. The parish is only 2 miles south-west of Bingham and 10 miles ESE from Nottingham. The parish now covers about 583 acres.

Cropwell Butler is the larger of the two villages in the parish. If you are planning a visit to the parish:

  • By automobile, take the A52 east out of Nottingham and at Bingham, turn south on the county road to Tythby, which will be on your right.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Cropwell Butler Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
You can see pictures of Tythby which are provided by:


Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Tythby to another place.

Military History

  • The War Memorial (from World War I) is a brass plaque on an oak backing that was mounted in the parish church in 1920.
  • In Cropwell Butler a war memorial was erected in 1920 as a lych gate to the village cemetery. Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Cropwell Butler Lych Gate on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
  • Names on the The Lych Gate War Memorial are liested at the Nottinghamshire Govt. site.
  • There is a Roll of Honour for World War II in a frame on the west wall of the parish church.

Military Records

For a list of names on on the War Memorial and the Roll of Honour at Tythby Holy Trinity, see the Southwell Churches History Project site.

Names, Geographical

  • Although the official spelling for the parish and village is "Tithby", most records, maps and indexes have the parish under the spelling of "Tythby".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were created.
  • The parish was in the Southern division of the Bingham Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • The residents of Tythby and Wiverton have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and have periodic Parish Meetings to discuss divic and political issues.
  • Cropwell Bishiop is now its own parish. You may contact the local Cropwell Bishop Parish Council regarding civic or politcal 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 Bingham petty session hearings every other Thursday.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1788.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


These are township population statistics.

Year Tithby Cropwell Butler
1801 155 362
1851 116 695
1871 84 608
1881 81 540
1891 96 478
1901 88 487
1911 87 498
1921 93 522
1931 87 517