"Warsop Parish is situated at the south-west corner of Bassetlaw, and is bounded on the west by Derbyshire, on the north by Cuckney, on the east by Budby, and on the south by the parishes of Edwinstowe and Mansfield. It is divided into the two townships of Warsop and Sookholme, which contain together 1,394 inhabitants and 6,956 acres of land, of which upwards of 200 acres are in woods and plantations. The forest land was partly enclosed in 1775, and the remainder by an act passed in 1818, but the award was not signed till 1824, when 713a 3r 13p were allotted to the rector in lieu of all the tithes of the parish.
Warsop township comprises 5,974 acres of land, and 1,318 inhabitants, mostly living in the two villages of Church Warsop and Market Warsop, which are situated on the opposite banks of the River Meden, 5½ miles north-north-east of Mansfield. Sir Richard Henry Fitzherbert, Bart.,is lord of the manor, patron of the rectory, and owner of all the soil, except about 300 acres belonging to Mr Charles Jackson, and Mr Willowes Wright. The market here has long been obsolete, but three fairs are still held annually, viz. on the Monday before White-Monday for cattle, sheep &c.; on November 17th for cattle; and on Michaelmas Day for sheep.." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]