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Owthorpe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Nottinghamshire. Owthorpe is located south east of Nottingham and forms part of the borough of Rushcliffe. The Grantham Canal is to its east. As of 2006 the borough council records a population of 90 so the parish is too small to have a parish council and has a parish meeting instead. It was at one time the seat of the powerful, Hutchinson family. A large manor house was located there until it burned to the ground in a fire.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire has been known in the past
Obetorp ~ Oretorp
Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Owthorpe, par., Notts, 4½ miles SW. of Bingham, 1700 ac., pop. 131; contains Owthorpe Hall, seat.
Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
OWTHORPE (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union, and S. division of the wapentake, of Bingham, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 8½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Nottingham; containing 143 inhabitants. This parish is situated to the north-east of the road between Nottingham and Melton-Mowbray, upon the Grantham canal, and on the eastern side of the lofty range of hills called the Wolds. It comprises about 1600 acres of cold clay land, and is principally the property of Sir Robert Howe Bromley, Bart., who is lord of the manor, which his father, Sir George Smith Bromley, purchased in 1773, with 1300 acres of land, from the Hutchinson family, who had owned it for many generations. For some time after the Conquest, the place was held by a family of its own name, and was of the fee of Roger de Busli. The Hall, a large square mansion, has been pulled down by the present proprietor of the estate. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £65; patron and impropriator, Sir R. H. Bromley. The church was built by Colonel Hutchinson, an active parliamentary officer during the civil war, and for some time governor of Nottingham Castle, who died in 1664, and was interred in the family vault here.
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