Blidworth, Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Blidworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Fishpool, Bottoms, and Rainworth.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1566
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1635

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Sutton in Ashfield
  • Lindhurst
  • Kirkby in Ashfield
  • Haywood Oaks
  • Mansfield St Peter and St Paul
  • Calverton
  • Farnsfield
  • Newstead Priory
  • Oxton
  • Rufford Abbey

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLIDWORTH, a Village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Mansfield district, Notts. The village stands in Sherwood forest, 4 miles E of Kirkby r. station, and 5 SE of Mansfield; and has a post-office under Mansfield. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bottoms, Fishpool, and Rainworth. Acres, together with Haywood-Oaks and Lindhurst extra-parochial tracts, 6,610. Real property, £6,694. Pop., 1,166. Houses, 250. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Archbishop of York. A hollowed block of rock is regarded by some as a Druidical altar. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £283. Patron, alternately the Bishop of Manchester and the Prebendary of Oxton. The church is Norman, and was repaired in 1839. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Blidworth, 1841-1891

Church Records

Births and baptisms, 1833-1836 Author: Wesleyan Church (Blidworth, England)

Bishop’s transcripts of Blidworth, 1635-1835. Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blidworth (Nottinghamshire)

Church records, 1933-1966 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Blidworth, England)

England, Nottinghamshire, Blidworth, Saint Mary of the Purification parish records, 1566-1892 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blidworth (Nottinghamshire); Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Marriages at Blidworth, 1566-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blidworth (Nottinghamshire)

Parish chest and poor law records for Blidworth, 1707-1890 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blidworth (Nottinghamshire)

Seventeenth century parish register transcripts belonging to the peculiar of Southwell Author: Blagg, Thomas Matthews; Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

Seventeenth century parish register transcripts belonging to the peculiar of Southwell Author: Blagg, Thomas Matthews; Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

Parish register printouts of Blidworth, Nottingham, England (Wesleyan) ; christenings, 1833-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Blidworth, Nottingham, England, christenings, 1741-1835 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Occupations

Parish chest and poor law records for Blidworth, 1707-1890 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blidworth (Nottinghamshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest and poor law records for Blidworth, 1707-1890 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blidworth (Nottinghamshire)

Maps

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

Administration

  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Mansfield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Southwell
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Southwell
  • Poor Law Union: Mansfield
  • Hundred: Thurgarton
  • Province: York