Basford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Bagnall, Bagthorpe, Bestwood, Daybrook, Mapperley, Old Basford, Sherwood, Two-mile House, White Moor Place, and Maperley.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Leodgarius

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1627

Nonconformists include: Baptist, General Baptist, Methodist, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, Scotch Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Lenton
  • Nuthall
  • Carrington
  • Bulwell
  • New Basford
  • Arnold
  • Bilborough with Strelley
  • Radford St Peter

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BASFORD (St. Leodgarius), a parish, and the head of a union, in the N. division of the wapentake of Broxtow and of the county of Nottingham, 2½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Nottingham; containing 8688 inhabitants. This parish, which is pleasantly situated in the vale of the river Leen, has a rich sandy soil, and is ornamented around the extensive village of Old Basford with well-wooded scenery, thickly studded with modern mansions. Newly-rising and populous villages, the houses of which are chiefly built of brick and covered with blue slate, have lately sprung up in several parts, the principal of them being New Basford, Carrington on the Mansfield road, Mapperley-place, and Sherwood. New Basford is situated at the southern extremity of the old village, and consists of several good streets which cross each other at right angles, and the principal occupants of which are persons employed in the manufacture of bobbin-net. The parish abounds with numerous springs of soft water; it has been selected as a place well adapted for the bleaching of cotton-hose and lace, and several large factories have been established for the manufacture of those articles. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £8. 17. 7., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £260; impropriator, the Duke of Newcastle: the tithes were commuted for land in 1792. The church, which is situated at the southern extremity of the village, was repaired in 1819, when it received an addition of 212 free sittings. A church district named New Basford was formed in 1847 by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners; patrons, the Crown and the Bishop alternately. At Carrington is a church dedicated to St. John. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, Methodists of the New Connexion, and Baptists. The poor law union of Basford comprises 43 parishes, of which 38 are in the county of Nottingham, and 5 in the county of Derby, and contains a population of 59,634; the workhouse was formerly the house of industry for 32 parishes in the county, and is a modern stone building.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


Basford Cemetery Author: Nottinghamshire Family History Society


Census returns for Basford, 1841-1891

Church Records

Basford, St. Loedegarius’, baptisms, surname index : using surname of the father Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Basford (Nottinghamshire); Nottinghamshire Family History Society

Births, 1801-1837 Author: Stoney Street Chapel (Basford, Nottinghamshire : Baptist)

Bishop’s transcripts for Basford, 1627-1831 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Basford (Nottinghamshire)

Church records, 1839-1940 Author: Nottingham Circuit (Nottinghamshire : Methodist)

Church records, 1844-1954 Author: Nottingham North Circuit (Nottinghamshire : Methodist)

England, Nottinghamshrie, Basford, Saint Leodegarius parish records

Marriages at Basford, 1568-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Basford (Nottinghamshire)

Methodist Circuit registers for Nottingham, 1895-1967

Parish register printouts of Basford, Nottingham, England ; christenings, 1772-1831 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Land and property

Terriers, 1743, 1777, 1786 Author: Basford (Nottinghamshire)


  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Basford
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Nottingham
  • Poor Law Union: Basford
  • Hundred: Broxtowe
  • Province: York

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