"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]
|1841||H.O. 107 / 852|
|1851||H.O. 107 / 2123|
|1861||R.G. 9 / 2423|
|1891||R.G. 12 / 2648|
This town and parish lies on both banks of the River Meden, 140 miles north of London, about 8 miles south-west of Worksop and 5.5 miles north-east of Mansfield. The parish covers almost 7,000 acres and includes the townships of Warsop and Sookholme and the hamlets of Gleadthorpe and Nettleworth.
Warsop township makes up about 6,000 acres and includes the two villages of Church Warsop and Market Warsop. The Market here has long been obsolete.
Sookholme township and chapelry makes up about 982 acres at the west end of the parish, up against Derbyshire, and includes the village of Sookholme. The village is about 4 miles north of Mansfield. The chapel here is a chapel-of-ease for Warsop. Magnesian Limestone is found in great quantities here. About a quarter of a mile south-west of the village is a spring, from which a small stream runs through the village into the Meden River.
If you are planning a visit to the village:
There is a War Memorial plaque in the church. To see the list of names on it, see the Southwell Church History Project site.
Year Warsop Sookholme 1811 984 63 1851 1,350 48 1861 1,374 52 1871 1,486 117 1881 1,329 35 1901 2,132 55
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