"Scarrington, par., township, and vil., Notts, 2 miles NE. of Bingham - par., 2,850 ac., pop. 612; township, 910 ac., pop. 208."
[John BARTHOLOMEW's "Gazetteer of the British Isles," 1887]



  • The parish was in the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 854
1861 R.G. 9 / 2483
1871 R.G. 10 / 3546
1891 R.G. 12 / 2717

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John of Beverley.
  • The date of original construction is 1633.
  • The church was restored in 1867.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. John of Beverley's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1693.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1609-1854.
  • The church was in the rural deanery #2 of Bingham.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chaple here by 1881.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Scarrington Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Scarrington is a village, a township and a parish 119 miles north of London, 3 miles north-east of Bingham and 10 miles south-west of Newark. The parish covers about 910 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A52 trunk road east out of Nottingham or west out of Grantham. Turn north at Whatton and proceed about 2.5 miles. You should intersect the village of Scarrington.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014. Is my memory fading? I thought horses needed FOUR shoes!
You can see pictures of Scarrington which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



The village feast was held on Whit Sunday.

J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Women's Institute on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010. You might try and obtain a schedule of forth-coming events to see when they will next discuss the village history.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK734415 (Lat/Lon: 52.965849, -0.908603), Scarrington which are provided by:


Military History

There is a War Memorial marble plaque on the south wall of the parish church nave.


Military Records

The names on the War Memorials are:

Pte Herbert Breedon WORLEY and Gnr Wilfred PRITCHETT and 2nd Lt Arthur Leslie FRASER.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bingham Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and have instead decided to have Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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


 Year Population
1801 152
1841 230
1861 231
1871 231
1881 208
1891 203
1901 178
1911 184
1921 160
1931 162


  • A parish school was built here in 1867 for Scarrington and Aslockton parishes.