Place:Basford, Nottinghamshire, England

Alt namesNew Basfordsource: ecclesiastical parish for 19th century settlement
Old Basfordsource: ecclesiastical parish for older settlement
Bagnallsource: settlement in parish
Bagthorpesource: settlement in parish
Carringtonsource: settlement in parish
Mapperleysource: settlement in parish
Sherwoodsource: settlement in parish
Two-mile Housesource: settlement in parish
White-Moor-Placesource: settlement in parish
Whitemoor Placesource: alternate spelling of above
Whitemoor-Placesource: alternate spelling of above
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.981°N 1.174°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBroxtowe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1877 or 1899
Nottingham District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Basford is a suburb in the northern part of Nottingham. Basford parish was absorbed into Nottingham in 1877 (A Vision of Britain through Time states 1899.) It gave its name to the Basford Rural District which existed from 1894 to 1974. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 16,207.

Old Basford and New Basford are ecclesiastical parishes. New Basford is mainly Victorian while Old Basford stretches back centuries. Basford lies close to the River Leen, a tributary of the River Trent. Basford is located on the main route of the Nottingham Express Transit, which connects it to Nottingham City Centre to the south and Hucknall and Bulwell to the north.

A nineteenth century description

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

"BASFORD, a village, a parish, a [registration] subdistrict, and a [registration] district in Notts. The village is called also Old Basford. It stands on the river Leen, adjacent to the Nottingham and Mansfield railway, in a luxuriant valley, 3 miles NNW of Nottingham; and has a station of the name of Basford, on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Old Basford, under Nottingham. It has undergone great recent increase; is a chief seat of the cotton hose and lace manufactures; has cotton and corn mills, bleaching and dyeing works; is the seat of the court of the honour of Peverel; and contains a jail for the honour, with attached bowling-green, which is much frequented by persons from Nottingham. The parish includes also New Basford, Bagthorpe, Carrington, Sherwood, Mapperley, Two-mile House, Bagnall, White-Moor-Place, and part of the hamlet of Daybrook. Acres: 2,720. Real property: £27,795. Population: 12,185. Houses: 2,489. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the [perpetual] curacy of Cinderhill, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £260. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English; was renovated in 1860, at a cost of about £3,000; and has a new lofty tower in three storeys. The [perpetual] curacies of New Basford, Cinderhill, and Carrington are separate benefices. There are fourteen dissenting chapels, and a free school."

(Data on the registration district and the registration subdistrict can be found in A Vision of Britain through Time)

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