Place:Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

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NameNewark on Trent
Alt namesNewarksource: Wikipedia
Newark-on-Trentsource: alternate spelling
Newark-upon-Trentsource: Family History Library Catalog
Greenfieldsource: hamlet in parish
Sconce-Hillsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates53.083°N 0.817°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoNewark and Sherwood District, Nottinghamshire, Englandadministrative district in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: Do not confuse Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire with Newark in Northamptonshire, which is 60 miles to the south.


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Newark-on-Trent or Newark is a market town in Nottinghamshire, England. It stands on the River Trent, the A1 (on the route of the ancient Great North Road), and the East Coast Main Line railway.

The origins of the town are possibly Roman as it lies on an important Roman road, the Fosse Way. The town grew around Newark Castle, now ruined, and a large marketplace, now lined with historic buildings. It was a local centre for the wool and cloth trade. During the English Civil War it was besieged by Parliamentary forces, and had to be relieved by Prince Rupert in a battle known as the Relief of Newark.

The estimated population in 2007 was 26,330, increasing to 27,700 at the 2011 UK census.

History

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newark on Trent from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:

"Newark upon Trent, [municipal borough], market town, and [parish], Notts, 18½ miles NE. of Nottingham and 120 miles from London by rail - [parish]: 2108 ac., {population] 14,083; [borough]: 1933 ac., population 14,018; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day: Wednesday. Newark has ancient British and Roman associations. The castle, now an imposing ruin, is supposed to have been founded by Egbert, King of the West Saxons. Here King John died in 1216. Three sieges were sustained by the town during the Civil War, and it was surrendered to the Scottish army in 1646. Newark is connected with the Trent navigation, and carries on an immense trade in malt and flour; its corn market is one of the largest in the kingdom. Ironfounding, brassfounding, brewing, and the mfr. of boilers and agricultural implements, are conspicuous industries. The town has long been known for the [manufacture] of a special plaster, which alone was used in the erection of the great International Exhibition. Newark returned 2 members to Parliament until 1885."

A much longer article on Newark on Trent can be found in John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 also reproduced online on A Vision of Britain through Time. This article mentions Sconce-Hill, 0.25 mile south of the town, and Greenfield 2 miles northeast of the centre which are part of the parish.

Newark Registration District existed from 1837 till 1930 and contained a great many other towns and villages as well as Newark on Trent Municipal Borough itself.

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