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Mering

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"Meering, on the east of the Trent, near Girton, 9 miles north of Newark, is an extra parochial farm of 700 acres, of low marshy grazing land, in the occupation of Mr George Catcliffe. It anciently gave name to a resident family of considerable note, who gave part of it to the priories of Lenton and Radford. It now contributes to the repairs of Sutton church. In 1843, two ancient pewter measures were washed up by the Trent, one of which held two quarts, and the other three pints. Human bones and skulls are often also washed up by the Trent. It is said part of the old religious house was used in building Sutton church."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

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Census

  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
     
  • In July of 1861, the parish was reassigned to the the Newark Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 866
1861 R.G. 9 / 2476
1871 R.G. 10 / 3539
1891 R.G. 12 / 2711
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Church History

  • The web page author does not know of a church here.
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Church Records

  • The web page author could not find any record of church records for this parish. I would suggest trying surrounding parishes.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the North Collingham sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
     
  • In July of 1861, the parish was reassigned to the the Newark Registration District.
     
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Description & Travel

Mering is on the east side of the River Trent, 9 miles north of Newark-on-Trent It was an extra-parochial farm for centuries, low marshy ground near the river. But there has never been a village here.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A1133 north out of Collingham. Just past Weecar, Mering is on the right.
     
  • There is no "Mering" shown on most maps. There is no "Mering" village, only farm buildings.
     
You can see pictures of Mering which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

"MERING, an extra-parochial tract in Southwell district, Notts; on the river Trent, 7½ miles N of Newark. Acres, 980. Pop., 5."
[John Marius WILSON's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Mering 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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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK830679 (Lat/Lon: 53.201706, -0.758899), Mering which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient extra-parochial area in Nottingham county, and was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1858.
     
  • This parish was in the North division of the Thurgarton Hundred or Wapentake in the northern division of the county.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Newark and Sherwood District Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Newark petty session hearings every other Wednesday.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Southwell Poor Law Union.
     
  • In July of 1861, the parish was reassigned to the the Newark Poor Law Union.
     
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Population

 Year Population
1801 0
1831 4
1841 5
1851 11
1881 3
1891 2
1901 9