"Everton Parish comprises the two townships of Everton and Scaftworth, the former of which contains about 3,521 acres, and the latter 1,049a3r 34p of land, of the rateable value of £5,500. The whole parish contains a population of 888 souls. The common land in Everton was enclosed in 1760, and in Scaftworth in 1773. The rectorial tithes of the new enclosures in Everton township were commuted for an allotment of 225a 2r 8p given to Lord Charles Cavendish who was then the impropriator. At the same time the vicarial tithes of the whole parish were redeemed by two allotments of 90 acres in Everton, and 15 acres in Scaftworth, besides ten acres of old glebe. The great tithes are still paid on all the old enclosures in the parish, and also on the new enclosures in Scaftworth. William Wells, Esq. of Stockwith, is now the impropriator. The charities belonging to the parish are £1 6s 8d to the poor of Everton, and 13s 4d to those of Scaftworth, paid out of Stonehills Farm; an annuity of 10s out of an estate belonging to J. Walker Esq., and 5s yearly left by Robert Ducklin in 1721, out of a house belonging to the vicar, for the poor of Everton; and £100, left in 1800 by Elizabeth Ella, who directed half of the interest to be given to poor married lying-in women, and the remainder to be paid for the education of poor girls of Everton, where a school has been built by subscription."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Caution: This is NOT the only Everton in the UK. Make sure that you are researching in the correct location.


Archives & Libraries

The Library at Worksop will prove useful in your research.

The Library at EastRetford would also be a good resource.



Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Civic Cemetery (just south of Everton) on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2010.



  • The parish was in the Gringley sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 849
1851 H.O. 107 / 2121
1861 R.G. 9 / 2412
1881 R.G. 10 / 3299
1891 R.G. 12 / 2638

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
  • The church was constructed in the 12th century.
  • An Everton Church history tells more about the church's past.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
  • Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers exist from 1643.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Retford.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here by 1869.
  • Gordon K. BROOKE has a photograph of the Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2006.
  • There is a book titled "Everton Methodism past and present", by Berry J. BIGGS, 1976, publ. Eaton Hall College (History Dept.), paperback, ISBN: 090-134305-6.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Gringley sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Everton is a parish containing two townships. The two townships are: Everton-with-Harwell and Scaftworth. The parish is 7 mils north of East Retford. The parish covers 3,819 acres, is bounded on the east by the Chesterfield Canal and includes the hamlet of Harwell.

Scaftworth township was 2 miles north-west of Everton village. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is on the A631 trunk road, heading east out of Bawtry.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST suggests that you watch for The Village Sign in his photograph on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2014.
  • The Everton Village Hall holds a number of events You should stop by and get a schedule of forth-coming events. You can even rent it for a family re-union.
  • Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the Bus Shelter on Mattersey Road on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2016. While the village lies to the north of this bus stop, the communiy cemetery lies to the south.
You can see pictures of Everton which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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



  • Scaftworth is believed to be an old Roman station on the road between Doncaster and Littleborough.
  • In the 1800s bricks were made here.
  • In the 1800s gravel was mined here.
  • Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of The Sun Inn on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2016.
  • Gordon Kneale BROOKE has a photograph of Scaftworth's King William Public House on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2006.


Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of Scaftworth Hall on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2016.



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK697921 (Lat/Lon: 53.421191, -0.953219), Everton which are provided by:


Military History

There is a memorial cross standing in the cemetery which was unveiled 30th July 1922 by General Sir Joseph LAYCOCK.


Military Records

The names on the war memorial are:

  1. William BEECH, No military record found. Probably from Gingley on the Hill, Notts, son of Thomas and Eliza.)
  2. John CAMPBELL, Able Seaman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. HMS Marmion
  3. William Henry COUSINS, cpl. KOYLI
  4. John HARRISON (not recorded on Notts. county WM page.)
  5. George HUDSON, pte. Plymouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Inf.
  6. Edwin KIPLING. pte. 1/5th Bn KOYLI
  7. Walter LONG, pte. 10th Bn East Yorkshire Regt.
  8. Alfred MALLENDER, pte. 11th Bn East Yorkshire Regt.
  9. Thomas MALLENDER (not recorded on Notts. county WM page.)
  10. John RAYNES, pte. 8th. Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
  11. William Parker RICHARDSON, pte. 1st. Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
  12. Robert STEVENSON, pte. 2nd Bn KOYLI
  13. James SWINDIN, pte. 1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
  14. John William TISSINGTON, pte, 8th. Bn. Somerset Light Infantry

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county, and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the North Clay division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • The parish was also a part of the Southwell and Scrooby Liberty.
  • You may contact the Everton Parish Council regarding civic and political matters, but they are NOT funded to help you with family history research.
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • The Common Land was enclosed in Everton township in 1760.
  • The Common Land was enclosed in Scartworth township in 1773.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.


 Year Everton Scaftworth
1801 468 112
1851 774 114
1871 677 99
1881 654  
1891 637  
1901 640 116


  • There was a National School here by 1869.
  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of the Old Schoolhouse on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2015.