Besthorpe is a chapelry of South Scarle Ancient Parish in Nottinghamshire.

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  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Girton
  • Sutton on Trent
  • North Collingham
  • Meering
  • South Scarle
  • North Scarle, Lincolnshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BESTHORPE, a township-chapelry in South Scarle parish, Notts; on an affluent of the river Trent, 2½ miles E by N of Carlton r. station, and 7 N by E of Newarkupon-Trent. It has a post office under Newark. Acres, 510. Real property, £2,475. Pop., 338. Houses, 65. The property is subdivided. Besthorpe Hall was built in the time of James I., and has a pointed roof and a tower. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the Vicarage of South Scarle, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church is good; and there are Independent and Methodist chapels, a free school, and charities £9.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


Census returns for Besthorpe, 1841-1891


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


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

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