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West Retford

As described in 1871:
"RETFORD (West), a parish in East Retford district, Notts; on the river Idle and the Great Northern railway, adjacent to East Retford, and communicating with that town by a bridge. Post-town, Retford. Acres, 1,080. Real property, £3,386. Pop., 637. Houses, 169. The property is divided among a few. W. R. Hall was formerly the seat of the Denmans and the Emersons, and is now the seat of B. Huntsman, Esq. W. R. House is the seat of H. B. W. Milner, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £550. Patron, J. Hood, Esq. The church was restored and enlarged in 1864; and has a lofty square tower, with octagonal spire. There are an endowed school with £10 a year, an hospital or alms-house with £1,145, and other charities £34."
[John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2416
1891 R.G. 12 / 2640
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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

West Retford is a village and was a parish on the west bank of the River Idle, across from East Retford. The parish covered 1,000 acres.

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Manors

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Maps

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Medical Records

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 483
1811 542
1821 571
1831 593
1841 618
1851 653
1871 691
1881 816
1891 821
1901 782
1911 881
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Schools

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