North Muskham

North Muskham is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England, close to the border with Lincolnshire. It is located between the River Trent and the A1 road, 3 miles (5 km) north of Newark-upon-Trent. The parish has a population of 943 (2001 census) with around 360 properties,[1] increasing to 985 at the 2011 census.[2]

North Muskham
Church of St. Wilfrid, North Muskham - geograph.org.uk - 53834.jpg
St. Wilfrid's Church, North Muskham
North Muskham is located in Nottinghamshire
North Muskham
North Muskham
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population985 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK798588
Civil parish
  • North Muskham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWARK
Postcode districtNG23
Dialling code01636
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°07′00″N 0°49′00″W / 53.1167°N 0.8167°W / 53.1167; -0.8167Coordinates: 53°07′00″N 0°49′00″W / 53.1167°N 0.8167°W / 53.1167; -0.8167

St Wilfrid's Church is the parish church, a medieval building which is Grade I listed. It was restored during 1906 and 1907.[3]

There is currently one public house: 'The Muskham Ferry'.

HistoryEdit

The village appears in the Domesday Book as Muscham in the hundred of Lythe.[4][5]

North Muskham was a large ancient parish, which also included the villages of Bathley and Holme. Until about 1575 the River Trent ran further east, but there was then a cataclysmic flood which changed the course of the river.[6] Holme was therefore separated by the river from the rest of the parish. In 1866 Holme and Bathley became separate civil parishes.[7]

Between 1870 and 1872 John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales recorded the parish as having 194 houses with a real estate value of £5,161, with a manor belonging to Mr J. T. Edge.

PopulationEdit

In the 1801 census the parish of North Muskham (then including Bathley and Holme) had a population of 361. In 1861 according to official census records North Muskham had a total of inhabited permanent residences with a total population of 614 residents. In the 1911 census the parish was smaller (without Bathley and Holme), with an area of 1,203 acres and a population of 526 persons, 262 males and 254 females. The 1921 census saw the population drop with a total of 491 persons registered, but during the next decade the population increased very marginally to a total of 509.[8] The 2001 census reports showed that the parish had a population of 943 with around 360 properties.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.northmuskham.com/
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1178997)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/cgi-bin/res.pl?keyword=North+Muskham&offset=0
  5. ^ Open Domesday Online: North Muskham
  6. ^ Winthorpe Community Website: Langford Church History
  7. ^ Vision of Britain website
  8. ^ http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/PageBrowser2?ResourceType=Census&ResourceType=Legislation&ResourceType=Essays&ResourceType=Registrar General&ResourceType=TNA&SearchTerms=north muskham &simple=yes&path=Results&active=yes&titlepos=20&mno=206&pageseq=42
  9. ^ http://www.northmuskham.com/

External linksEdit

  Media related to North Muskham at Wikimedia Commons