Bilsthorpe  Nottinghamshire


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

BILSTHORPE,-a parish in Southwell district, Notts: in Sherwood forest, 5¾ miles NW of Southwell r. station. Post Town, Kirklington, under Southwell. Acres, 1,572. Real property, £1,703. Pop., 197. Houses, 44. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to G. ...

de Gaunt; and passed to the Foljambes, the Broughtons, and others. The old manor-house stood near the church; and is said to have given shelter, for a short time, to Charles I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £360.* Patron, the Earl of Scarborough. The church is small, and contains several interesting monuments.

Bilsthorpe through time

Bilsthorpe 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 Bilsthorpe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th May 2021

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