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Wellow (Wellhagh or Welhawe)

"WELLOW, a parish, with a village, in Southwell district, Notts; 6 miles SW of Tuxford r. station. It has a post-office under Newark. Acres, 991. Real property, £1,615. Pop. in 1851, 597; in 1861, 468. Houses, 114. The decrease of pop. was caused by depression in the chair manufacture. The manor belongs to the Earl of Scarborough. W. Hall is the seat of W. S. Ward, Esq. Jordan Castle was a fortified seat of Jordan Foliot. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £100. Patron, the Earl of Scarborough. The church is chiefly of brick, and recently was bad. There are two Methodist chapels, an hospital and dispensary, and charities £9."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]

Caution: There is another parish called Wellow in Somerset county. Make sure you are researching the correct one!


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 852
1861 R.G. 9 / 2474
1891 R.G. 12 / 2710
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel.

This parish, township and village lie only 1 mile ESE of Ollerton. The parish covers 1,001 acres.

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Year  Person
1853 Sam BENTON, vict.
1869 John BENNETT, grocer
1881 George COLE
1891 George COLE
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Military Records

For a photograph of the Wellow War Memorial plaques in the church, see the Southwell Churches History Project site.

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1851 597
1861 468
1871 406
1881 368
1891 323
1901 290
1911 251
1951 324
1961 347
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