Place:Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeFormer parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.905°N 1.23°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England     ( - 1866)
See alsoBroxtowe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
Toton, Nottinghamshire, Englandparish into which it was transferred in 1866
Stapleford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1935
Beeston and Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Broxtowe District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Attenborough is a village and a suburb of Nottingham in the Broxtowe District or Borough of Nottinghamshire. It is located to the southwest of the city, between Long Eaton (to the southwest) and Beeston (to the northeast). The population of the Borough of Broxtowe ward which includes Attenborough as taken at the 2011 UK census was 2,328. It adjoins the suburbs of Toton to the west and Chilwell to the north.

As stated below, Attenborough used to be a parish containing Chilwell and Toton. In 1866 the civil parish was renamed Toton and included Attenborough.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Attenborough from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ATTENBOROUGH, a village and a parish in the [registration] district of Shardlow and county of Nottingham. The village stands at the confluence of the Erwash and the Trent, adjacent to the Nottingham railway, 1½ mile NE of Long-Eaton junction, and 5 SW of Nottingham. The parish comprehends the township of Toton and the hamlet of Chilwell; the latter of which has a post office under Nottingham. Acres: 2,843. Real property: £8,507. Population: 1,110. Houses: 240. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the curacy of Bramcote, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £250. Patron: G. S. Foljambe, Esq. The church is large and good. Charities, £19. Henry Ireton, the son-in-law of Oliver Cromwell, was a native."
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