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  • The parish was in the Worksop sub-district of the Worksop Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 852
1861 R.G. 9 / 2419
1871 R.G. 10 3460
1891 R.G. 12 / 2644


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


Church History

  • Welbeck Abbey was a monestery of Premonstration canons. The Abbey was founded in 1140.
  • The Abbey was converted to a country house after the Dissolution (1539) and became a seat of the CAVENDISH family in the 17th century.
  • If you visit the Abbey, ask about the tunnels.
  • David PICKERSGILL has a photograph of Welbeck Abbey on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.
  • The webpage author could find no record of an Anglican parish church here.

Church Records

  • This parish is not included on the International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  • People from this parish attended, married, baptised, etc. at St. Mary's Church, Cuckney.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Welbeck is a village and a parish about 3.5 miles south-west of Worksop. The parish covers about 2,400 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop.
  • There is a caravan park near "Great Lake".

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Historical Geography

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



  • Welbeck Abbey was the seat of the Duke of Portland.  Much of the structure is below ground level.

Military History

  • After the Second World War, Welbeck House was leased to the Ministry of Defense and operated as "Welbeck College," an army training college until 2005.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient extra-parochial area in Nottinghamshire and became a modern Civil Parish around 1862.
  • This place was a part of the ancient parish of Cuckney.
  • The parish was in the Hatfield division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake or Hundred in the northern section of the county.
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Worksop petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Worksop Poor Law Union.


 Year Inhabitants
1801 66
1841 86
1861 12
1871 49
1881 72
1891 71
1901 97
1911 104
1921 77
1931 120