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Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire

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Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire

Besthorpe is a village and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 190. The village is between Collingham and Girton on the A1133 road, and is near the River Trent, north of Newark-on-Trent. At Mill Farm are the remains of a windmill, consisting of the oak post, quarter bars and cross trees of a post mill inside a brick roundhouse, now used as a store Besthorpe Mill was built c.
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK8264
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

Other names by which Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire has been known in the past


Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Beesthorpe, hamlet, Caunton par., S. Notts, 5 m. NW. of Newark. Beesthorpe Hall is in vicinity.

Besthorpe, Nottinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BESTHORPE, a chapelry, in the parish of South Scarle, union, and N. division of the wapentake of Newark, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 8 miles (N. N. E.) from Newark; containing 327 inhabitants. This place comprises 1168 acres of land; and has a good village near the Fleet river, and two miles westnorth-west from the village of Scarle. The tithes have been commuted for £269. 5. 8., of which £44 are payable to the vicar of South Scarle. The chapel was rebuilt in 1844, at a cost of £400, raised by subscription. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a school is endowed with £8. 12. per annum. Some remains exist of an ancient mansion in the style of the period of James I., with a tower and pointed gable roof.

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