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Nottingham St George

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"St George's parish, is the southern-most of the city's parishes and covers The Meadows area just north of the River Trent."

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Census

  • The parish was in the St. Mary sub-district of the Nottingham Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 871
1861 R.G. 9 / 2466 thru 2468
1891 R.G. 12 / 2683 & 2701
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint George.
     
  • The ecclesiastical parish was created in 1887, carved out of St. Saviour's in the Meadows.
     
  • The church is a Grade II structure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
     
  • Although the church is still functional, the decline in local communicants has caused the church to close some mission rooms.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of St. George's Church, built in 1863, on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2013.
     
  • The parish merged with that of St. John the Baptist's Church, Leenside, Nottingham when that church was demolished after damage during the Second World War.
     
  • Roger TEMPLEMAN has a photograph of St. Saviour's Church, built in 1863, on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2013.
     
  • OXYMORON has a photograph of St Gabriel's Church, built around 1906, on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2008.
     
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Church Records

  • We have no information on parish records.
     
  • The Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. Patrick on the London Road was built and opened in 1880. This church seats about 600.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Our Lady and St. Patrick Catholic Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.
     
  • Oxymoron has a photograph of the Full Gospel Revival Centre on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2008.
     
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Civil Registration

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

This parish comprises the southern side of Nottingham city, often refered to as "The Meadows".

You can see pictures of Nottingham St George which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Nottingham St George 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

The "Meadows" were larger a Victorian suburb of Nottingham with many rowhouses and crescent apartment buildings built in the late 1800s. There were also factories and small mills in the are. The area was largely rebuilt in the 1960s and 1970s. Tramways were built to bring workers in from fringe areas to downtown Nottingham. The tramways were one of the reason so many places were demolished or changed.

John SUTTON provides a photograph of Crocus Street in this area on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2017.

John SUTTON also has a photograph of the old Gresham Works building on Geo-graph, taken in 1996, before it was demolished.

John SUTTON also has a photograph of the local NET tram pulling out of Nottingham station on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2016.

Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Meadows Lane Bridge (Bridge #1) on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2015.

John SUTTON also has a photograph of Kirkwhite Walk on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2015.

Nottingham holds a Riverside Festival in the Meadows, usually in August of each year. The three-day festival is a family event.

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Maps

  • The national grid reference is SK 5738.
     
  • You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer map, which has 2.5 inches to the mile scale.
     
  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK570387 (Lat/Lon: 52.942672, -1.153239), Nottingham St George which are provided by:

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Military History

  • A War Memorial Cross was dedicated in 1921 in the churchyard at St. George's church.
     
  • John SUTTON has a photograph of the War Memorial just outside the church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.
     
  • A War Memorial is also located on the wall of the south aisle of St. George Church near the entrance to the vestry. It has an oak frame with the glass front divided into three sections enclosing written lists of the names of fallen on the two outer panels, with the centre panel inscribed with the name of the church and a drawing of St. George slaying the dragon.
     
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Military Records

Names from the War Memorials are listed at the Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project and at the Nottinghamshire War Memorial site.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county.
     
  • This place was part of Nottingham incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in late 1897 when the town received its charter as a city that same year as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
     
  • You may contact the Nottingham City Council regarding political or civic matters, but they will NOT help you with family history searches. They are not funded for that.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty session hearings.
     
  • Plumptre (Alt. Plumtree) Hospital was a charity in Nottingham providing almshouse accommodation for 599 years from 1392 to 1991. Founded by John de Plumptre, Mayor of Nottingham, in 1392, it supported two priests and "thirteen poor women broken down of age and depressed of poverty". The hospital was rebuilt in 1823. Additional almshouses were built in Canal Street in 1956 (these were demolished around 2000). The building of 1823 was taken over by the Royal National Institute for the Blind in 2001.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the Nottingham Poor Law Union.
     
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Schools

Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Kings School on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2009,

Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of the former infants and junior school on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2009,