Besthorpe  Nottinghamshire


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

BESTHORPE, a township-chapelry in South Scarle parish, Notts; on an affluent of the river Trent, 2½ miles E by N of Carlton r. station, and 7 N by E of Newarkupon-Trent. It has a post office under Newark. Acres, 510. Real property, £2,475. Pop., 338. Houses, 65. The property is subdivided. Besthorpe Hall was built in the time of James I., and has a pointed roof and a tower. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the Vicarage of South Scarle, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church is good; and there are Independent and Methodist chapels, a free school, and charities £9.

Besthorpe through time

Besthorpe 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 Besthorpe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd May 2022

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