"Tollerton is a small, picturesque village and parish, upon a pleasant declivity, 4½ miles wouth by east of Nottingham, containing 157 inhabitants and 1,240 acres of land. It was enclosed many years ago and no allotment was made in lieu of tithes. In Doomsday Book this manor is called Roclaveston, and afterwards Torlaston, and was of the fees of Roger de Busli and Roger Pietavensis. As early as the reign of Edward II, it was possessed by the Barry family whose heiress, about 1560, called it in marriage to Richard Pendock, from whom was descended the late lord and owner Pendock B. Barry Esq., at whose death it became the property of Mrs Susannah Davis, who resides at "The Hall", which was rebuilt about 30 years ago, in imitation of the gothic, with towers, turrets &c., and with a cloister that communicates with the church. The grounds are very extensive, and beautifully ornamented with shrubs, and contains a fine sheet of water with a woody island. The new gateway, and the lodge near it, together with the bridge, assimilate with the surrounding scenery."
[WHITEs "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Archives & Libraries

The Library at Nottingham will prove useful in your research.



  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe on Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District until 1 Nov, 1883.
  • On 1 Nov, 1883, the parish was reassigned to the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 854
1861 R.G. 9 / 2486
1871 R.G. 10 / 3549
1881 R.G. 11 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2718

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church foundations were laid in the 12th century.
  • On the south side of the church is a mausoleum erected in 1794 by Pendock Barry BARRY who died in July, 1847.
  • The church chancel was rebuilt in 1842.
  • The church was considerably altered in 1855.
  • The church was restored in 1909.
  • The church seats 137.
  • John SUTTON has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.
  • There is a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1557 and is in good condition.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of West Bingham.
  • The church is currently in the East Bingham deanery.
  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2010. This is a relatively modern structure.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Ratcliffe on Trent sub-district of the Bingham Registration District until 1 Nov, 1883.
  • On 1 Nov, 1883, the parish was reassigned to the Bingham sub-district of the Bingham Registration District.

Description & Travel

Tollerton is sitting on a slight rise above the surrounding landscape. The parish is only a mile north-west of Plumtree and 4.5 miles ESE from the centre of Nottingham. The parish covers about 1,240 acres.

If you are planning a visit to the village:

  • By automobile, take the A606 south-east out of Nottingham. Just after the intersection with the A52, the A606 skirts the southern edge of Tollerton village.
  • Kate JEWELL has a photograph of the Air Hostess Pub sign on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006. The pub is a popular stop for travellers, but it has only been open since 1966.
You can see pictures of Tollerton which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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





  • Tollerton Hall is often called Roclaveston Manor.
  • Tollerton Hall was rebuilt around 1828 in the Gothic style with towers, turrets, etc.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK615347 (Lat/Lon: 52.906224, -1.087041), Tollerton which are provided by:


Medical Records

Spire Hospital Nottingham is actually in Tollerton on Tollerton Road, just north of the village, out toward the Nottingham City Airport. Patient records are not archived, but the Archives may hold photographs and accounting records for the institution.


Military History

  • In 1904, Col. Albert CANTRELL-HUBBERSTY was listed as residing at the Hall. He would die at age 71 in 1915 (probably in Leicestershire).
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the 1940s Pillbox at Tollerton Airfield on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2020.
  • Tollerton Airfield was a Field Repair Unit known as RAF Tollerton at which large numbers of aircraft would be on site. Tollerton Airfield is now the Nottingham City Airport.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the building housing the 2425 Squadron Air Training Corps unit on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.

Military Records

There are only two names listed on the War MemoriaI in the church wall:

  1. corporal George BRAIN, age 37, Sherwood Foresters
  2. private John Edward LANE, age 33, Sherwood Foresters

Names, Geographical

  • In the 1056 Doomsday Book the manor of this place is referred to as "Roclaveston" and afterwards as "Torlaston".

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were created.
  • The parish was in the Southern division of the Bingham Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • You may contact the local Tollerton Parish Council regarding civic or politcal issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups. At last look, early 2014, the website didn't appear to be current.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings.
  • Pendock B. BARRY built a number of small cottages around an open rectangle to house up to 30 poor people.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Bingham Poor Law Union.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 176
1851 157
1861 148
1871 127
1881 124
1891 123
1901 156
1911 169
1921 140
1931 127


Andew TATLOW has a photograph of Tollerton Primary School's entrance on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2019.