The County of Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is bounded, North by Yorkshire, West by Derbyshire, East by Lincolnshire, and South by Leicestershire. It is about 50 miles in length, and 25 in breadth; and is divided into six Hundreds: Rushcliff, Bingham, and Newark, on the south side of the Trent; Basset-Law (subdivided into North and South Clay, and Hatfield divisions), Broxton, Thurgarton, on the north of the Trent. Rivers: the Trent, the Erewash, the Soar, and the Idle. It has 10 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of York, in the Diocese of York, and in the Midland Circuit. It contains 837 square miles, or 535,680 acres. Population, 249,910.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


Shelton Nottinghamshire Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Shelton, a parish, with a village, in Bingham district, Notts; 3½ miles N by E of Elton r. station, and 6¼ S by W of Newark. It has a post-office under Newark. Acres, 740. Real property, £1,939. Pop., 127. Houses, 27. The manor belongs to R. Hall, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £322.  Patron, G. Maltby, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £9.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].