Rufford  Nottinghamshire


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

RUFFORD, an extra-parochial liberty in Southwell district, Notts; 2 miles S S W of Ollerton. Acres, 10, 320. Real property, £5, 260. Pop., 420. Houses, 74. The manor, with Rufford Abbey, belongs to H. Savile, Esq. A Cistertian monastery, a cell to Rievaulx abbey, stoodon the site of R. Abbey; was founded, in 1148, by Gilbert de Ghent; and was given to the Talbots. A Romansettlement also was in Rufford. Much of the land isunder wood.

Rufford through time

Rufford 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 Rufford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th May 2021

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