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North Clifton, Nottinghamshire
Clifton St+George+the+Martyr Nottinghamshire.jpg
Clifton St+George+the+Martyr Nottinghamshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Newark
County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law Union Newark PLU
Registration District Newark
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Newark
Diocese Lincoln
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Nottinghamshire Record Office

CLIFTON, NORTH (St. George), a parish, in the union, and N. division of the wapentake, of Newark, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 12 miles (N. by E.) from Newark; containing, with the township of South Clifton, the chapelry of Harby, and the hamlet of Spalford. There is a chapel of ease at Harby, where also in South Clifton, are places of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Additional information:

North Clifton St George the Martyr is an Ancient parish which included in its boundaries Harby, Spalford, and South Clifton. Part of the parish boundary forms the county boundary with Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire

The church of St George the Martyr North Clifton is 13th century in origin and has been designated a grade II* listed building by English Heritage. British listed building

Church history

See also: Samuel A. Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 635-639. here

From this parish was formed:

Harby All Saints with Swinethorpe in 1875. Harby with Swinethorpe All Saints has been researched by the Southwell and Nottingham Church History project Harby with Swinethorpe All Saints

The church of Harby All Saints has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed bulding

See also Harby Nottinghamshire Wikipedia

Harby All Saints Nottinghamshire.jpg


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

This parish was from 1837 within Newark registration district

Certificates can be obtained from:

The Register Office
County Offices
Balderton Gate
NG24 1UW
01636 705455
01636 679259

Church records

North Clifton, Nottinghamshire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives North Clifton St George the Martyr Baptisms 1614-1902 Marriages 1654-1901 Burials 1539-1901 Bishop's transcripts 1600-1846

Harby All Saints with Swinethorpe Baptisms 1867-1901 Marriages 1867-1901 Burials 1868-1901
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Clifton, North

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438907.

See Nottinghamshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Newark Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Nottinghamshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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North Clifton in GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Adapted, date accessed: 08 December 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.


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