In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Misterton like this:
MISTERTON, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Gainsborough and county of Nottingham. The village stands on the Chesterfield canal, 1½ mile W of the river Trent, at the boundary with Lincoln, and 5 NW by N of Gainsborough r. station; is a considerable place; and has a post office under Gainsborough.-The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £7,098. Pop., 1,089. Houses, 250.The parish contains also the township of West Stockwith, and comprises 5,420 acres. ...
Real property, £9,889. Pop. in 1851,1,743; in 1861, 1,627. Houses, 387. The decrease of pop. was all in West Stockwith, and arose from the migration of watermen and rope-makers, occasioned by the facilities of railway communication. The property is much subdivided. The chief landowners are the Duke of Portland, J. H. Hill, Esq., and Misses Hill. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £120. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church was partly rebuilt in 1848; and consists of nave, aisles and chancel, with tower and spire. The p. curacy of West Stockwith is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school, and charities £10.The sub-district contains also five other parishes. Acres, 14,763. Pop., 3,151. Houses, 709.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Misterton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Bassetlaw. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Misterton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Misterton, in Bassetlaw and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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