"Walkeringham Parish extends from Gringley-on-the-Hill to Walkrith Ferry, on the Trent, and contains 608 inhabitants and 2,854 acres of land, of which, at the enclosure in 1802, an allotment of 349a 1r 25p was awarded to Trinity College, as a commutation of the rectorial tithes, and 157a 2r 11p to the vicar in lieu of the small tithes. The Duke of Newcastle is lord of the manor, and owner of a great portion of the soil, but Earl Manvers, R. Capes Esq., Mr Thomas Williamson with some others, have estates here. Walkeringham is a straggling village, nearly a mile in length, four miles north-west of Gainsborough and 9 miles east by south of Bawtry on the road, and about one mile from the ferry, which crosses the Trent to Walkrith, in Lincolnshire. The church is a large ancient pile, dedicated to St Mary Magdalen, and was given to Worksop Priory by William de Lovetot in the reign of Henry I. It is now in the appropriation and patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge. The vicarage, which is now enjoyed by the Rev. J.K. Miller M.A., is valued in the King's books at £7 11s 5d, now £180. A Methodist chapel was built here in 1796, and has since been enlarged. In 1850 a large school, with a house for the master, was erected near the church by subscription." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Walkeringham is a village and a parish 150 miles north of London, 11 miles north-east of East Retford and 4 miles north-west from Gainsborough. The parish is separated from Lincolnshire by the River Trent.
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