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Archives & Libraries

The Library at East Retford will prove useful in your research.

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Cemeteries

A handsome Lychgate was built in 1883 with materials from the old church building.

Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Church Lychgate on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2010.

Julian P. GUFFOGG has a photograph of the graveyard next to St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2020.

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Census

  • The parish was in the East Retford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2415
1871 R.G. 10 / 3453
1881 R.G. 11 / 3302
1891 R.G. 12 / 2640
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Church History

  • A church and priest at Grove are recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book.
     
  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Helen.
     
  • The church was entirely rebuilt in 1882 in the Late Decorated Style.
     
  • The church seats 130.
     
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2010.
     
  • Steven RUFFLES also has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2016.
     
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Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Retford.
     
  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1726 and is in good condition.
     
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1601-1836.
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the East Retford sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
     
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
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Description & Travel

This parish and village lie about 2.5 miles south-east of Retford. The hamlet of Little Gringley lies to the north.  The parish covers about 2,740 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is on a county road just south-east of Retford.
     
  • Roger GEACH has a photograph of the Village Sign as you enter Grove on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2012.
     
  • There are earthworks for the English Civil War just north of the village.
     
You can see pictures of Grove which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Grove 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

  • Traces of a Roman encampment have been found in the parish.
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Manors

  • Grove Hall was built on a rise in a 200 acre park.
     
  • Grove Hall is a brick building that was the seat of the Rev. Edward Evelyn HARCOURT-VERNON, J.P. in 1881. He was at that time the sole landowner of the parish and lord of the manor.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK739796 (Lat/Lon: 53.308196, -0.89239), Grove which are provided by:

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Military History

The War Memorial is a cross mounted on high ground next to the road and was in remembrance of men from Grove lost in the First World War. It was dedicated in November, 1923, by Revd. A. K. MOORE. Represnting the military was Lt. Col. Percy Robert CLINTON, CMG, DSO, a notable Nottinghamshire soldier. There are no names inscribed on the Memorial.

Steve FAREHAM has a photograph of the Steps up to the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2009.

The War Memorial is a Grade II structure under Historic England. The inscription on the base is sometimes overgrown and hard to decipher. There is a photograph and more information at War Memorials Online.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient lordship in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the South Clay division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
     
  • Grove is part of the joint "Headon, Grove & Stokeham Parish Council".
     
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
     
  • Two almshouses were endowed by Sir Christopher LEVINZ in 1696.
     
  • Alam MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Almshouse ruins at Grove on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.
     
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Population

 Year Population
1801 117
1811 100
1821 106
1831 121
1841 91
1871 117
1881 126
1891 157
1901 195
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Schools

  • There were two schools here in 1881. Dame School was supported by the vicar.
     
  • The Parochial School was under government inspection. Mrs. Mary STROUD was the schoolmistress in 1885.