Bilsthorpe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1654
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1627
- Rufford Abbey
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BILSTHORPE, a parish in Southwell district, Notts: in Sherwood forest, 5¾ miles NW of Southwell r. station. Post Town, Kirklington, under Southwell. Acres, 1,572. Real property, £1,703. Pop., 197. Houses, 44. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to G. de Gaunt; and passed to the Foljambes, the Broughtons, and others. The old manor-house stood near the church; and is said to have given shelter, for a short time, to Charles I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £360. Patron, the Earl of Scarborough. The church is small, and contains several interesting monuments.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Nottinghamshire
- Civil Registration District: Southwell
- Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
- Diocese: Lincoln
- Rural Deanery: Retford
- Poor Law Union: Southwell
- Hundred: Bassetlaw
- Province: York