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"This is an indifferently-built village, upon the Wolds, 9½ miles south by east of Nottingham. Its parish contains 270 inhabitants and 1,360 acres of land, principally belonging to S.B. Wild Esq., Mrs Anthony, the three co-heiresses of the late Jas. Kearsley Esq, the Messrs Starling, Roscoe and Decollier. It was enclosed in 1800, when 311 acres were awarded to the impropriator and 91 acres to the vicar in lieu of tithes. Lord Rancliffe's heirs are lords of the manor. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and has some ancient monuments of the Armstrong family, and former vicars of this parish. The vicarage has been augmented with Queen Anne's Bounty, and is valued in the King's books at £4 11s 0½d. Sir Robert H. Bromley is the patron, purchased in 1837 of Earl Gosford, and the Rev. Thomas P. Dodson the incumbent. The Wesleyans and Baptists have each a small chapel in this place." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]



  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2278
1871 R.G. 10 / 3260
1891 R.G. 12 / 2518


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
  • There was a church listed here in the 1086 Domesday Book.
  • The date of construction by the Normans is given as 11th or 12th century. The chancel was built in the 14th century and the tower is believed to be from the 13th century. The altar tomb dates from the 16th century.
  • The church is on main street.
  • The church was restored in 1874.
  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2008.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1654.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of South Bingham.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built here by 1853.
  • Mick GARRATT has a photograph of the Wysall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
  • The Baptists had a chapel built here by 1853.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
  • In 1935, the parish was reassigned to the Basford sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This parish and village are in the Wold Hills and lie about 120 miles north of London, 7 miles north-east of Loughborough (in Leicestershire) and 9 miles south-east of Nottingham city. The parish covers 1,360 acres.

The village sits along a small stream between hills. This stream empties into the River Soar. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A60 south out of Nottingham. When you reach Costock there is a road to the east (left) that will take you into Wysall.
  • Wysall has a Commercial website that can help you plan your trip.
  • Peter BARR has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010. The Hall often has an interesting schedule of events, so stop by and ask for a copy. The Hall can also be hired for family reunions.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of the back of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.
  • Wysall rents out its village hall should you need a large facility for family reunions.  Stop in when they are open and ask for a copy of the schedule of forth-coming events.

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Historical Geography

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



Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Plough Inn on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014



  • The webpage author could find no mention of a Hall or Manor House at Wysall. However:
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Wysall Manor House on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014. He notes a 16th century origin of the structure.:

Military History

  • Wysall is one of the "Thankful villages". They suffered no casualties from the Great War of 1914 to 1918. In honour of this, the villagers erected the church clock and set up a plaque near the church door acknowledging the fact.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Memorial Clock on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.

Military Records

Photographs of the War Memorial plaques in the church and the list of names on them, see the Southwell Church History Project site.

James Robert ELDING, age 21, Sergeant Pilot of the RAF Volunteer Reserve was killed 9 February 1943.


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottinghamshire and it became a Civil Parish as well.
  • The parish was in the south division of the ancient Rushcliffe Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • The parish has been merged with another to create the Wysall and Thorpe in the Glebe Parish Council.
  • You may contact the local Wysall Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty session hearings.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1800.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Loughborough Poor Law Union in Leicestershire.


 Year Inhabitants
1801 260
1851 286
1861 274
1871 266
1881 261
1891 193
1901 188
1911 186
1921 162
1931 174


  • A Public Elementary School (National School) was built here in 1870 to hold up to 80 children.