Blyth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Torworth, Styrrup, Ranskill, Ranby, Oldcotes, Oldcoats, Oldcoates, Old Cotes, Norney, Hodsock with Goldthorpe, Hodsock, Goldthorpe, Blyth with Norney, Bilby, Barnby Moor with Bilby, and Barnby Moor.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:


  • Parish registers: 1556
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600


  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600


  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1627

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Mattersey
  • Babworth
  • Letwell
  • Harworth
  • Firbeck
  • Tickhill
  • Scrooby
  • Carlton in Lindrick
  • Sutton cum Lound
  • Worksop St Mary and St Cuthbert
  • Maltby

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLYTH, a village and a township in Worksop district, Notts; and a parish in Worksop and East Retford district, Notts, and in Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village occupies a gentle ascent on the Ryton rivulet, 2½ miles W by S of Ranskill r. station, and 7 NNE of Worksop; and has a post-office under Worksop. It was formerly a market-town; and it still has fairs on Holy Thursday and 20 Oct. The township includes also the hamlets of Norney and Oldcoates, and part of the hamlet of Ranby. Real property, £4,721. Pop., 698. Houses, 167. The parish includes likewise the lordship of Hodsock, and the townships of Styrrup, Barnby-Moor, Ranskill, Torworth, Austerfield, and Bawtry. Acres, 17,110. Real property, £31,057. Pop., 3,486. Houses, 784. Blyth Hall, in Blyth township, belonged formerly to the Mellishes; and is now the seat of H. H. Walker, Esq. Serlby Hall, 2 miles N of Blyth village, is the seat of Viscount Galway. The country around these seats, as well without the parks as within, is so rich and ornate as to look all like a garden. An hospital for a warden, three chaplains, and a number of leprous persons, was founded at Blyth-Spittal, to the S of Blyth village, by William de Cressy, Lord of Hodesac; but has all disappeared. A Benedictine priory was founded at Blyth village, in 1088, by Roger de Builly; and given, at the dissolution, to Richard Andrews and William Ramsden; and a part of it, called the conventual nave, still stands connected with the nave of the parish church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £751. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is a noble edifice in successive characters from Norman to later English; has a very ancient tower; and contains an effigies and armorial bearings of the Mellishes. The p. curacy of Bawtry, with the p. curacy of Austerfield, is a separate benefice. There are four dissenting chapels, two public schools, and two alms-houses.

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

Parish Records

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St. Cuthberts Roman Catholic burial ground, Cowden Road, Blyth : exhumation and re-interment of bodies, [originally interred, 1912-1951]


Census returns for Blyth, 1841-1891

Church history

That it may stand : the church of St. Mary and St. Martin, Blyth, Notts

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Blyth, 1600-1866 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blyth (Nottinghamshire)

England, Nottinghamshire, Blyth, St. Mary and St. Martin parish registers, 1556-1863 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blyth (Nottinghamshire); Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Parish chest materials, 1559-1938 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blyth (Nottinghamshire); Blythe (Nottinghamshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Austerfield, 1600-1812 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Austerfield (Yorkshire)

Parish register printouts of Blyth, Nottingham, England ; christenings, 1813-1866 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


The history and antiquities of the parish of Blyth, in the counties of Nottingham and York : comprising accounts of the monastery, hospital, chapels, and ancient tournament field of the parish .. Author: Raine, John

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest materials, 1559-1938 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Blyth (Nottinghamshire); Blythe (Nottinghamshire)

Probate records

Original wills, bonds, inventories, 1610-1729 Author: Church of England. Prebendal Court (Barnby-Moor, Nottinghamshire)


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


  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Worksop
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Retford
  • Poor Law Union: Worksop
  • Hundred: Bassetlaw
  • Province: York

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