Farnsfield  Nottinghamshire


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

FARNSFIELD, a village and a parish in Southwell district, Notts. The village stands on an eminence, near the river Greet, 4 miles NW by W of Southwell town and r. station; and has a post office under Southwell. The parish comprises 3, 920 acres. Real property, £6, 682. Pop., 1, 071. Houses, 253. ...

The property is much sub-divided. Farnsfield House and Hexgrave Park are chief residences. A number of the inhabitants are stocking-makers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300. Patron, Southwell College Church. The church, excepting the tower, was recently rebuilt. There is a Wesleytn chapel. An endowed school has £20; and other charities £13.

Farnsfield through time

Farnsfield 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 Farnsfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th May 2021

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