Archives & Libraries

The Library at Nottingham will prove useful in your research.

The Community Library at Bingham is an excellent resource.



  • The Aslocton Cemetery in Mill Lane was opened in the year 1869, covering one acre and one rood.


  • The parish was in the Bingham sub-district in the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 854
1861 R.G. 9 / 2483
1871 R.G. 10 / 3546
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717

Church History

  • The old chapelry was dedicated to Saint John of Jerusalem, but that chapel was in ruins in the 1800s.
  • The church is dedicated to Saint Thomas.
  • The church was built between 1890 and 1892.
  • The church is a grade 2 listed building by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
  • Bob DANYLEC has a photograph of Saint Thomas Chapel on Geograph, taken in November, 2005.
  • Richard CROFT also has a photograph of St. Thomas Church on Geograph, taken in July, 2011.

Church Records

  • This place was formerly a chapelry attached to Whatton, but the chapel was long in ruins by 1881.
  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538 and would likely be under Whatton parish.
  • This parish is not included on the International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Bingham.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel here by 1869. This has since been converted to flats.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Bingham sub-district in the Bingham Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

This village, township and parish are about 116 miles north of London, 2.5 miles east-by-north of Bingham and 12 miles due east of Nottingham. The River Smite passes through the parish. The parish covers 1,191 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is just north off of the A52 trunk road, heading east out of Nottingham.
  • Alan MURRY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geograph, taken in April, 2014.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Thomas Cranmer Centre on Geograph, taken in July, 2011. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the former railway station buildings on the south edge of the village on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2016.
  • Tim GLOVER also has a photograph of Aslockton station on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2003.
You can see pictures of Aslocton which are provided by:



We have an extract from White's 1853 Directory relating to this parish.




Historical Geography

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



  • Doctor Thomas CRANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born here on 2 July, 1480.
  • The Old Greyhound Public House has been a feature in the parish for over two centuries.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Old Greyhound Pub on Geograph, taken in July, 2011.
  • The Cranmer Arms Public House has also been a likely place to hear loacl stories.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Cranmer Arms Pub on Geograph, taken in April, 2014.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of the Thomas Cranmer Centre on Geograph, also taken in April, 2014.


  • In 1881, the old Manor House stood on a farm belonging to Mr. John HUTCHINSON of Bingham.
  • Aslocton Hall has been converted to a nursing and residential home for the elderly.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK742401 (Lat/Lon: 52.953156, -0.897015), Aslocton which are provided by:


Military History

The Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project have a photograph of the War Memorial plaque in the church.


Military Records

  • Samuel MORLEY of Aslocton won the Victoria Cross while serving in the 2nd Btln., Royal Army Service Corps in India in 1858. The award was given to him in 1860. Morley died at age 58, on 16 June 1888 in Nottingham.
  • For a photograph and the list of names on the War Memorial plaque in St Thomas Church see the Nottinghamshire County Council site. There are no nmaes on the memoria plaque.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission reports one casualty from World War I, but he is not buried in the local cemetery:

  • Harold Frederick STEVENS, lance corp., 122nd co. Machine Gun Corps, age 21, died 31 July 1917. Son of Sarah M. STEVENS.

Names, Geographical

The village name is often spelled as "Aslocton", "Aslokton" or "Aslacton".


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient chapelry and township in Scarrington parish in Nottingham county, but became a modern Civil Parish in December of 1866.
  • This parish was in the Broxtowe Hundred or Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • Several sources place the parish in the Bingham Hundred.
  • You may contact the local Aslockton 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

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings every other Thursday.
  • In 1825, Mr. John MARRIOTT established a charity to pay 20 shillings each year to distribute bread to the poor on Christmas day.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


Year Whatton Aslocton
1801 308 171
1841 - 410
1851 404 360
1871 - 407
1881 283 404
1891 - 358
1901 253 372


  • The children of this place attended school in Scarrington parish.