"Carburton or Carberton, is a small village on the west side of Clumber, upon the small River Wollen, on the Ollerton road, 4 miles south by east of Worksop. Its township and chapelry include Carburton Forge, a small hamlet, one mile west of the village, where there was formerly an iron forge. It contains 200 inhabitants and 1,516 acres of land. The Duke of Portland is lord of the manor and owner, with the exception of about 40 acres, which belong to the Duke of Newcastle, and are enclosed in Clumber Park. In the reign of Edward II, the Abbot of Welbeck enclosed Carburton Storth, though the inhabitants pleaded that it was part of their ancient demesne. The chapel, a small structure, with a small burial ground, is annexed to Edwinstowe. The turnpike from thence to Worksop and Newark was formed under acts passed in the 10th and 31st years of the reign of George III."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Archives & Libraries

The Library at Mansfield will prove useful in your research.

The Library at Worksop can also assist in your search.



Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the church graveyard on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2018.



  • The parish was in the Carburton sub-district of the Worksop Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2422
1871 R.G. 10 / 3463
1881 R.G. 11 / 3310
1891 R.G. 12 / 2647

Church History

  • The church is dedicated to Saint Giles.
  • The church is believed to date from the Saxon period.
  • The church was considered a Chapel of Ease until 1867.
  • Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of St. Giles Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.
  • Neal THEASBY has a photograph of abandoned St. Giles Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2016.
  • The church closed for services in 2017.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1537 for baptisms, and 1540 for marriages and burials.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Worksop.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Carburton is a small village, a township, a chapelry and a parish on the River Poulter, 4 miles south-east of Worksop. The parish covers 2,276 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B6034 south out of Worksop about 2.5 miles and turn left onto the county road about a mile before you reach the A616 arterial roadway.
  • There is Golfing for the enthusiast.
You can see pictures of Carburton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • This place was once a Roman settlement.
  • This place was deep in Sherwood Forest.


Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Manor House on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2015.



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK606733 (Lat/Lon: 53.253005, -1.093412), Carburton which are provided by:


Military History

There is a Roll of Honour in St. Gile's Church showing the names of 22 parishioners from Carburton who served in the 'Great War' including those of the two fallen. The names of the fallen are annotated with a red cross.


Military Records

The two fallen men from the Roll of Honour are:

  1. pte. Joseph DOLBY, 1st Btln. Sherwood Foresters, died 11 March 1915
  2. pte. Charles Henry WILSON, 2/6th Btln. Sherwood Foresters

The other 20 names listed served and survived WWI:

  1. Anderson, H. (probably Henry ANDERSON)
  2. Chambers, G. A.
  3. Chambers, W.
  4. Chapman, L. (Probably Leonard CHAPMAN)
  5. Cooper, G. W.
  6. Dalby, J. (This is likely Joe. DOLBY, above)
  7. Flintoff, H. (probably Harold FLINTOFF)
  8. Flintoff, K.
  9. Grass, C.
  10. Grass, M. (probably Matthew GRASS)
  11. Harvey, E. A.
  12. Hunt, D.
  13. Hunt, T.
  14. Hurn, B.
  15. Marlow, J. H. (probably John Henry MARLOW)
  16. Motley, A.
  17. Pottinger, J. A. (probably James Andrew POTTINGER)
  18. Rudderham, O. (probably Oswald T. RUDDERHAM)
  19. Sale, J. A. (probably James Andrew SALE)
  20. Walker, A. (probably Albert WALKER)
  21. Williamson, D. (probably David WILLIAMSON)

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient township and Chapelry in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish in December of 1866.
  • As a Chapelry, this place was in Edwinstowe parish.
  • The parish was in the Hatfield division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • The citizens of this parish hold periodic Parish Meeting to hash out civic and political issues - there is no formal Parish Council.
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Worksop petty session hearings.
  • The Common Lands were not enclosed here until 1818.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Worksop Poor Law Union.


 Year Inhabitants
1861 177
1871 160
1881 191
1891 157
1901 148
1911 141
1921 150
1931 148


A school was established here in 1872. Mrs. Harriett PALMER was the schoolmistress.