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Girton

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Census

  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 862
1851 H.O. 107 / 2136
1861 R.G. 9 / 2476
1891 R.G. 12 / 2711
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.
     
  • Thid church building was erected in the 13th century.
     
  • This original church was partly rebuilt and thoroughly restored in 1879.
     
  • This church is a relatively modern, small structure with only one bell.
     
  • The church seats 120.
     
  • The church is a Grade II structure with English Heritage.
     
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Cecilia's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2005.
     
  • Richard CROFT has another photograph of St. Cecilia's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
     
  • Graham HOGG also has a photograph of St. Cecilia's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2016.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1680.
     
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1770-1842.
     
  • Also, you can search the East Trent Genealogy site for church records.
     
  • The church was in the No. 1 deanery of Newark (later, the rural deanery of Collingham).
     
  • The Free Methodists had a chapel here in the late 1800s.
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Newark Registration District for Civil Registration.
     
  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
     
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Description & Travel

Girton is both a small village and a parish on the east bank of the Trent River, 9 miles north of Newark and 130 miles north of London. Lincolnshire forms the eastern border and the Trent River the western border. The parish covers 1,075 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1133 trunk road north out of Newark-on-Trent towards Gainsborough, turn left just after Besthorpe to enter Girton village.
     
  • John SLATER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2012. It's useful to stop by and get a schedule of current events. The hall can be hired for your family re-union!
     
You can see pictures of Girton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • Girton has flooded many times from the ravaging Trent River. Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Girton floodmarks on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2008. The church is on the only high ground in this parish.
     
  • The last flood was in 2012.
     
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of a flooded Trent Lane on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2012, during that flood.
     
  • Richard CROFT advises that you pay attention to the No Parking signs on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2008.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK825659 (Lat/Lon: 53.18381, -0.766898), Girton which are provided by:

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Military History

The Great War Bulletin for December 7, 1914 tells us that two men of Girton had been appointed as "Special Constables" to assist the police force in the event of a German invasion.

St. Cecilia's church has a wall mounted brass plaque with black and red lettering over a Roll of Honour.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Nottingham county and it became a modern Civil Parish about the time that those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the north division of the ancient Newark Wapentake (Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.
     
  • Girton does not have a formal Parish Council. The citizens hold a semi-annual parish meeting in the Vilalge Hall to discuss civic and politl issues.
     
  • John SLATER has a photograph of Girton's Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2012.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1831 183
1861 188
1871 177
1881 150
1891 125