"Halloughton is a small village and parish, situated on an eminence 1½ miles south-west of Southwell. Its parish, which is in the liberty of Southwell and Scrooby, comprises 79 inhabitants and 977 acres of land, rated at £1,606. Sir Richard Sutton, Bart., is the principal owner and lord of the manor. An ancient mansion here is supposed to have been the dwelling of a religious fraternity, belonging to Thurgarton Priory, and that the establishment was for females. In taking up its kitchen floor some years ago, the entrance to a subterranean passage was discovered, which was traced to a considerable length, and there is an old tradition that it had a communication thence to Thurgarton. It is further remarkable, that in taking down a stack of chimneys in the same house, there was found in the middle of them a large recess, in which were found many human skeletons, principally those of children.
The church is a small edifice, dedicated to St James, and is in the appropriation and patronage of its own prebendary, in Southwell collegiate church. The perpetual curacy has been augmented with Queen Anne's Bounty, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Coates Cane."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]



  • The parish was in the Southwell sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 866
1861 R.G. 9 / 2470 & 2472
1871 R.G. 10 / 3533
1891 R.G. 12 / 2708

Church History

  • There are remains of an ancient religious house, reputedly a part of Thurgarton Priory.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1879-82.
  • The church seats 70.
  • The church is listed as a Grade II structure with English Heritage.
  • Ajay TEGALA has a photograph of Halloughton Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2008.
  • Graham HOGG also has a photograph of the Church of St. James on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2016.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1622 and the registers are in good condition.
  • You can peruse the transcripts of the Parish Register for 1622, 1633 and 1641 on E. J. Fisher's website.
  • The church was in the deanery of Southwell.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Halloughton is a parish and a village that sits on a stream that feeds into the River Trent. It is about 1.5 miles south-west of Southwell, 12.5 miles north-east of Nottingham city and 9 miles west of Newark on Trent. The parish covers 988 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A612 trunk road north out of Lowdham or south out of Southwell.
You can see pictures of Halloughton which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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



  • Halloughton Wood, a mile west of the village, was a noted fox cover and a popular place for the fox chase.
  • Stilton cheese was made here in the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • Halloughton Manor House dates from the 13th century. Additions and restorations were done in the 16th, 18th and late 19th centuries.
  • Halloughton Manor House is now a Grade II historical building with British Heritage.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK690518 (Lat/Lon: 53.059005, -0.971905), Halloughton which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • For centuries the parish was part of the Southwell and Scrooby Liberty in the southern division of Nottinghamshire.
  • The parish was in the ancient Thurgarton Wapentake in the county in 1836.
  • The parish citizens have elected to have periodic Parish Meetings rather than a formal Parish Council to discuss civic and political issues.
  • District governance is provided by the Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Southwell petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Southwell Poor Law Union.


 Year Population
1801 90
1851 79
1861 67
1871 67
1881 64
1891 65
1901 67
1911 56