"Lindhurst-on-the-Forest is situated 2½ miles south-east of Mansfield, and is an extra-parochial liberty of 740 acres, bounded on the north and south by two small streams, which unite at its eastern extremity, and form the Rainwirth-water, near two extensive fox covers. It was anciently part of Harlow Wood, but has been cleared and cultivated by its owner, the Duke of Portland. Mr Richard Godson Millns is the farmer. In a field, about half a mile north-east of the house, a great many ancient tobacco pipes are turned up every time the field is ploughed." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Caution: This place is sometimes confused with "Lyndhurst" in Hampshire. Please make sure that you are researching the correct parish.



  • The parish was in the Blidworth sub-district of the Mansfield Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 866
1851 H.O. 107 / 2124
1861 R.G. 9 / 2430
1891 R.G. 12 / 2657

Church History

There is no record of a church here at Lindhurst.


Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Lindhurst is 3.1 miles south-east of Mansfield and 2 miles east from Blidworth. The parish covers 896 acres and is south of the A617 trunk road. The webpage author could find no evidence of a village as such, just local farmhouses.

  • David HALLAM-JONES has a photograph of Lindhurst Farm on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2014.
  • Much of Lindhurst has been turned into a "wind farm" to generate electricity for Mansfield and the villages in the area.
  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of one of Lindhurst Wind Farm turbans on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2016.
  • Antony DIXON has a photograph of Recent additions to Lindhurst on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2011.
You can see pictures of Lindhurst which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • This Liberty was formerly charged with furnishing oak for the repairs of Nottingham castle.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK565578 (Lat/Lon: 53.114398, -1.15734), Lindhurst which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

The name appears to be from Old English "Hill where Lime trees grow." More research is needed to verify that.

The name appears as "Lyndhurst" in the 1861 Census.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an extra-parochial area in Nottingham county, known as "The King's Manor of Lyndhurst", but became a modern Civil Parish in December of 1858.
  • This parish is in the Southwell division of the Thurgarton Hundred (or Wapentake) in the southern division of the county.
  • This parish was in the Skegby Rural District from 1894 until 1935.
  • This parish was in the Southwell Rural District from 1935 until 1974.
  • District governance would fall under the Newark and Sherwood District Council.
  • The citizens of this small parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council. In its place, they hold periodic Parish Meetings of the residents to discuss civic and political matters.
  • District governance would fall under the Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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


Year Inhabitants
1801 -
1851 10
1861 11
1871 16
1881 32
1891 33
1901 18
1911 29
1921 40