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"Weston Parish consists of the two hamlets of North and South Weston, three miles south-east of Tuxford, situated on the opposite declivities of a narrow vale, where the waters from the Laxton and Egmanton unite, and roll in one steam to the Trent. The Great North Road passes to the south, and The Great Northern Railway to the north of the parish. It contains 487 inhabitants and 1,650 acres of land. Earl Manvers owns about one half of the parish, and is lord of the manor. He holds a court at Michaelmas, and is patron of the rectory. Mr Francis Skinner is an owner, and most of the farmers are owners in part.
The church, dedicated to All Saints, is situated at South Weston. It is a neat structure, with a spire and three bells. It was repaired in 1840, repewed, and had the chancel rebuilt, at a cost of about £150. The rector rebuilt the chancel and porch and, since then, a further sum of £100 has been laid out in alterations and improvements, the parish in both cases having materially assisted the subscriptions of Earl Manvers and Viscount Newark. The rectory is valued in the King's books at £19 2s 11d, now £468. The Rev. T.T. Penrose M.A. is the incumbent, and the Rev. John Proctor M.A. is the curate. The parish was enclosed in 1795, when 315 acres were allotted to the rector in lieu of tithe."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]

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Caution: There are least a dozen other parishes called Weston in Great Britton. Make sure that you are researching the right place.

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Archives & Libraries

The Library at Newark will prove useful in your research.

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Cemeteries

Neil THEASBY has a photograph of a portion of All Saints churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2020. Take care if you go into the churchyard. You wouldn't want a gravestone to fall on you.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Kneesall sub-district of the Southwell Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 867
1861 R.G. 9 / 2475
1871 R.G. 10 / 3538
1881 R.G. 11 / 3372
1891 R.G. 12 / 2710
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Church History

  • A church is listed in Weston in the 1086 Domesday Book.
     
  • The present church appears to be a 13th century construct, built in the Early English Style.
     
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the 5-foot tall sundial raised in 1795 on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.
     
  • The church was repaired and the chancel rebuilt in 1840.
     
  • The church was restored in 1880.
     
  • The clock on the church tower was restored in 1977.
     
  • The church seats 200.
     
  • The church is a Grade I structure with British Heritage.
     
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints' Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from October, 1559.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Collingham.
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built here in 1877.
     
  • Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the former Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2020.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Weston is a parish and two merged villages; South Weston and North Weston. The parish is in the southern division of Nottinghamshire. It lies 134 miles north of London, 3 miles south-east of Tuxford and 10 miles north of Newark on Trent. Two streams merge in the parish just east of the village and form a feeder to the River Trent. The parish covers 1,740 acres and includes Scarthing Moor as a district in the parish.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, from Tuxford (which is on the A1), take the B1164 south to Weston.
     
  • Graham HOGG has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2019.
     
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012. This building used to be the village school. When you visit, ask for a copy of the schedule of forth-coming events.
     
You can see pictures of Weston which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Weston 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 Boot and Shoe Hotel is a 20th-century building at the western end of the village. It was undergoing major structural work in 2006. Robert GOULDEN has a photograph of The Boot and Shoe Hotel on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.

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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK774679 (Lat/Lon: 53.20255, -0.842715), Weston which are provided by:

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Military History

  • There is a brass plaque on a backboard of black marble War Memorial tablet inside the church along with a Roll of Honour. The memorial was reportedly installed in May 1920. The names of nine men who perished in World War One are listed.
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Military Records

These are the names inscribed on the war memorial above:

  1. William ASH
  2. John Ernest FOX
  3. Charles Richard GASCOIGNE
  4. John Henry GODSON
  5. John Bernard JOHNSON
  1. Thomas NEWSOME
  2. Henry SHARPE
  3. John Charles SHORTER
  4. Frank WHITE
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottinghamshire and became a Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the north division of the ancient Thurgaton Wapentake (Hundred) in the south division of the county.
     
  • You may contact the Weston Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to help you with family history searches.
     
  • 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-on-Trent petty session hearings held weekly.
     
  • The Common Land was enclosed in 1795.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Southwell Poor Law Union.
     
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Population

 Year Population
1801 246
1821 300
1841 402
1851 487
1861 380
1871 375
1881 348
1891 332
1901 310
1911 290
1921 280
1931 284
1951 232
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Schools

  • A Parochial School was built here in 1871.
     
  • Today's children attend primary schools in the neighbouring villages of Sutton on Trent, Normanton and Norwell.