Place:Gamston (near East Retford), Nottinghamshire, England

NameGamston (near East Retford)
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.28°N 0.94°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBlyth, Nottinghamshire, Englandparish in which it was a chapelry
Bassetlaw Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, EnglandWapentake in which the place was located
East Retford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1935
Bingham Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Bassetlaw District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are two parishes named Gamston in Nottinghamshire, England. For easier identification in WeRelate, the parish in the south of the county is named Gamston (West Bridgford) and the parish in the north of the county is named Gamston (near East Retford).

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Gamston (near East Retford) is a village and civil parish four miles south of Retford in the county of Nottinghamshire. The village lies on the A638 road between Retford and the Markham Moor junction with the A1 and the A57 roads. The population of the civil parish as at the 2011 Census was 246. The River Idle lies to the west of the village.

Gamston was home to a rectory in the past. The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Gamston (near East Retford) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"GAMSTON, a village and a parish in East Retford district, Notts. The village stands on the river Idle, near the Great Northern railway, 3½ miles S of East Retford; and has a post office under Retford. The parish comprises 2,000 acres. Real property: £2,367. Population: 282. Houses: 62. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £282. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is later English, and good; and there is a Baptist chapel."

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