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Welbeck

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Census

  • The parish was in the Worksop sub-district of the Worksop Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 852
1861 R.G. 9 / 2419
1871 R.G. 10 3460
1891 R.G. 12 / 2644
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Church History

  • Welbeck Abbey was a monestery of Premonstration canons. The Abbey was founded in 1140.
     
  • The Abbey was converted to a country house after the Dissolution (1539) and became a seat of the CAVENDISH family in the 17th century.
     
  • If you visit the Abbey, ask about the tunnels.
     
  • David PICKERSGILL has a photograph of Welbeck Abbey on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2012.
     
  • The webpage author could find no record of an Anglican parish church here.
     
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Church Records

  • This parish is not included on the International Genealogical Index (IGI).
     
  • People from this parish attended, married, baptised, etc. at St. Mary's Church, Cuckney.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Welbeck is a village and a parish about 3.5 miles south-west of Worksop. The parish covers about 2,400 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop.
     
  • There is a caravan park near "Great Lake".
     
You can see pictures of Welbeck which are provided by:

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Welbeck 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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Manors

  • Welbeck Abbey was the seat of the Duke of Portland.  Much of the structure is below ground level.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK564742 (Lat/Lon: 53.261811, -1.155945), Welbeck which are provided by:

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Military History

  • After the Second World War, Welbeck House was leased to the Ministry of Defense and operated as "Welbeck College," an army training college until 2005.
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient extra-parochial area in Nottinghamshire and became a modern Civil Parish around 1862.
     
  • This place was a part of the ancient parish of Cuckney.
     
  • The parish was in the Hatfield division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake or Hundred in the northern section of the county.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Worksop petty session hearings.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Worksop Poor Law Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1801 66
1841 86
1861 12
1871 49
1881 72
1891 71
1901 97
1911 104
1921 77
1931 120