Ollerton  Nottinghamshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ollerton like this:

OLLERTON, a small town and a township-chapelry, in Edwinstowe parish, Notts. The town stands on the river Mann, immediately below the influx of Rainworthwater, near the N border of Sherwood forest, 5½ miles E of a line of railway in course of formation in 1867 from Mansfield to Worksop, and 8½ N E of Mansfield; is environed by fine scenery; is a polling-place, and a seat of Manorial courts; and has a post-office‡ under Newark, agood inn, a neat church with a tower, a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £26 a year, a national schoolbuilt in 1842, a cemetery opened in 1863, a weeklymarket on Friday, and cattle fairs on 1 May and the last Friday of Sept. ...

The chapelry includes the town, and extends into the country. Real property, £2, 928. Pop., 932. Houses, 214. The manor belongs to H. Saville, Esq. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Edwinstowe, in the diocese of Lincoln.

Ollerton through time

Ollerton is now part of Newark and Sherwood district. Click here for graphs and data of how Newark and Sherwood has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ollerton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ollerton, in Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th August 2018

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