Place:Trowell, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.95°N 1.28°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBroxtowe Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
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

Trowell is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. It lies a few miles west of Nottingham, in the Borough of Broxtowe on the border with Derbyshire. According to the 2001 UK census it had a population of 2,568, falling to 2,378 at the 2011 UK census.

The village is believed to have Saxon origins. By 1066 the parish had a population of around 50, with four manors and a church. Coal was extracted nearby from the 13th century until 1928.

The main roads through the village are the A609 between Nottingham and Ilkeston and the A6007 from nearby Stapleford. The M1 motorway also passes through the parish, and the Trowell Motorway Services lie just to the north. Most of the village lies between the River Erewash (Derbyshire boundary) and the Nottingham Canal.

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

"TROWELL, a parish, with a village, in Basford [registration] district, Notts; 1 mile N of Stanton-Gate [railway] station, and 5½ W of Nottingham. It has a post-office under Nottingham. Acres: 1,570. Real property: £2,425. Population: 343. Houses: 63. The manor belongs to Lord Middleton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £440. Patron: Lord Middleton. The church was repaired in 1835. There is a national school."
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