West Burton, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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Parish History

The lost village of West Burton included the parish church of St Helen which was demolished about 1886 when the area became subsumed into the parish of North Wheatley, Nottinghamshire.

The remains of some buildings adjacent to the large West Burton electricity generating station and it's cooling towers cause some disturbance to the ground in the fields adjacent, the churchyard boundary forms a fence line to a field.

BURTON, WEST (St. Helen), a parish, in the union of Gainsborough, North-Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 3¼ miles (S. S. W.) from Gainsborough.[1]


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.

Church records

Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives St Helen - later became St Mary & St Cuthbert Baptisms 1603-1878 Marriages 1603-1876 Burials 1603-1874 (there are 3 subsequent entries 1952-1955) Bishop's Transcripts 1627-1837
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Burton, West

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 438900.

See Nottinghamshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Gainsborough Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 452-460 Date accessed: 22 October 2013.