"Flawborough township and chapelry is a small village pleasantly situated on an eminence, 8 miles south of Newark. It has 79 inhabitants and 955 acres of land, and is the property of the Duke of Newcastle, and George William Manger Staunton is patron of the living. It is partly in the parish of Orston, and formerly paid a small modus in lieu of tithes of that parish, and another to Shelton, but the rector of Staunton now claims and retains the whole of the tithes, though his portion, by an ancient agreement, was limited to £60 a year. The chapel is an ancient structure, and was rebuilt in 1840 by voluntary contributions, the Duke of Newcastle and the late Dr Staunton being the principal contributors. It is a neat building, with a handsome tower. The arched doorway in the west end is a fine specimen of ancient architecture, which prevailed in the reign of William Rufus. The stone composing it was preserved from the old chapel. A feast is held on the Sunday after St Peter's Day. At the foot of the hill on which the village stands is the small hamlet of Dallington."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]



  • The parish was in the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2483
1871 R.G. 10 / 3547
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1839-40, but did not re-open for divine service until 3 October 1841.
  • Church services ceased in 2009.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2012.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.
  • Richard CROFT also has a nice view of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1674.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of South Bingham.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Flawborough is a village, a township and a parish about 135 miles north of London and 6 miles east of Bingham. The parish covers just under 1,000 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A46 trunk road north out of Bingham. Turn right (east) for Screveton and pass thru that village to get to Flawborough.
You can see pictures of Flawborough which are provided by:



John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72 describes this place as:

"FLAWBOROUGH, a chapelry in Staunton parish, Notts; near the river Smite, 2 ½ miles NNE of Elton r. station, and 6¼ ENE of Bingham. Post town, Orston, under Nottingham. Acres, 965. Real property, £1, 768. Pop., 64. Houses, 12. The property is all in one estate. A Roman station was here. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Staunton, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church was rebuilt in 1840. "

Historical Geography

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



  • The Romans had a station here.


Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Manor House at Flawborough on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK783428 (Lat/Lon: 52.97684, -0.83535), Flawborough which are provided by:


Military History

  • The Great War Bulletin for November 16th, 1914; tells us that the following men were selected as Special Constables for Flawborough for the duration of the war: Thomas Watking TAYLOR, farm foreman; Philip E. GARDIN, farmer.

Politics & Government

  • This place was a Township and a Chapelry in the parish of Staunton in Nottingham county. It became a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Newark Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and they hold periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Newark petty session hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


 Year Population
1851 80
1881 76
1891 56
1901 59