Place:Sturton, Nottinghamshire, England

Alt namesSturton le Steeplesource: alternate placename
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.35°N 0.82°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBassetlaw Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
East Retford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Bassetlaw District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"STURTON, a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in East Retford [registration] district, Notts; on the Manchester and Lincolnshire railway, 6 miles ENE of East Retford. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Retford. Acres: 4,610. Real property: £5,492. Population: 583. Houses: 124. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: 324. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is Norman and early English. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £43."
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Sturton le Steeple is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. It is located 6 miles east of Retford. According to the 2001 UK census it had a population (including Littleborough, Notts) of 497, reducing slightly to 486 as at the 2011 UK census. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul has a 14th-century tower with 12 pinnacles. The rest of the church was rebuilt after a fire in 1901–02.

Pastor John Robinson was born in Sturton Le Steeple about 1576, the first child of John and Ann Robinson. John Robinson was the founder of the Pilgrims who sailed to North America in the Mayflower.

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