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Populations Of 
Town’s Villages And Hamlets



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The growth of coal mining in the County was confined mainly to the towns of Nottingham, Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield, Hucknall, Eastwood, and the villages and hamlets surrounding these towns. These areas prior to 1800 were mainly dependant on agriculture and frame work knitting for the bulk of its employment  but the advent of the industrial revolution drew more workers into the coal, railway, iron and steel industries, and the many ancillary works that followed. The chart below illustrates population changes from the 1801-1901 census returns. Note many of the villages were incorporated into the towns in this one hundred year period but are included as separate places, non- mining areas are excluded. If an individual place is not mentioned {i.e. Bestwood} it is included in the relevant parish.

Parish

1801

1811

1821

1831

1841

1851

1861

1871

1881

1891

1901

Nottingham

28861

34255

40415

50680

53091

58419

75763

87930

113590

109901

111264

Annesley

359

341

326

335

274

239

288

1021

1445

1374

1271

Arnold

2768

3042

3572

4054

4509

4704

4642

4634

5745

7769

8757

Basford

2124

2940

3599

6325

8688

10093

12185

13038

18137

22781

27119

Beeston

948

1342

1534

2530

2807

3016

3195

3134

4479

6948

8960

Bilborough

307

269

291

330

267

255

232

225

199

210

202

Bramcote

354

378

441

562

732

722

691

616

751

762

745

Bulwell

1585

1944

2105

2611

3157

3786

3660

4276

8575

11481

14767

Cossall

353

328

317

341

334

303

256

235

244

829

940

Eastwood

735

1120

1206

1395

1621

1720

1860

2540

3566

4363

4815

Fulwood Extra par

-

-

 

12

6

12

7

7

5

12

8

Greasley

2968

3673

4241

4583

5184

5284

6230

7282

9028

10918

11861

Hucknall Huthwaite

510

608

712

929

887

1150

1160

1547

2028

3032

4077

Hucknall Torkard

1497

1793

1940

2200

2680

2970

2836

4257

10023

13094

15250

Kirkby in Ashfield

1022

1123

1420

2032

2143

2363

2886

3075

4212

6533

10392

Lenton

893

1197

1240

3077

4467

5589

5828

6315

10194

18436

23872

Linby

515

434

439

352

271

310

257

257

320

310

319

Mansfield

5988

6816

7861

9426

9788

10667

10225

11824

13653

15925

21445

Mansfield Woodhouse

1112

1349

1598

1859

1871

1972

2263

2474

2618

2819

4877

Newstead Priory

143

142

174

159

193

155

108

200

967

1036

1100

Nuthall

378

326

465

509

669

685

842

960

1305

2090

2501

Paplewick

709

647

593

359

319

307

270

270

331

384

365

Radford

2269

3447

4806

9806

10817

12637

13495

15127

20619

31975

35354

Selston

833

1102

1321

1580

1982

2101

2628

3670

4373

5267

7071

Skegby

416

453

584

656

775

865

805

1382

2401

3120

3867

Sneinton

558

953

1212

3605

7079

8440

11048

12237

15473

17439

23093

Sutton in Ashfield

3311

3994

4655

5734

6557

7692

7643

9121

10551

13584

18943

Sutton in Ashfield

2801

3386

3943

4805

5670

6542

6483

7574

8523

10552

14866

Stapleford

748

954

1104

1533

1837

1968

1729

1967

3196

4255

5766

Strelley

250

298

350

426

284

279

253

232

252

204

205

Teversal

333

368

414

400

423

373

351

373

415

385

473

Trowel

235

482

464

402

380

392

343

270

421

414

434

Warsop/Sookholme

944

1110

1210

1349

1450

1446

1478

1720

1399

1553

2242

Warsop/Township

_

984

1072

1213

1318

1350

1374

1486

1329

1467

2132

Wilford

478

494

569

602

569

570

604

669

1106

2769

5079

Wollaton

838

769

571

537

574

581

555

658

712

654

541

Worksop

3263

3702

4567

5566

6197

7215

8361

10409

11652

12734

16112

 


This chart shows the main population of coal mining areas in the 1841 census, parish is excluded

Place

Houses

Empty

Buildings

Men

Women

Total

Under 20

Over 20

Where Born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  -  F

M  -  F

County
-
Elsewhere 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annesley

51

2

-

148

126

274

55  -  59

93  -  67

244  -  30

Awsworth

60

2

-

161

133

294

80  -  56

81  -  77

255  -  39

Bagthorpe

114

3

-

283

283

566

130    151

153  -  132

446  -  120

Basford

1509

77

20

3829

4006

7835

1958  -  2039

1871  -  1967

6770  -  1065

Beeston

533

44

1

1301

1404

2705

601  -  710

621  -  678

2252 - 555

Bilborough

51

8

-

133

134

267

72  -  64

61  -  70

242  -  25

Bramcote

158

8

-

354

378

732

172  -  167

182  -  11

644  -  88

Brinsley

230

6

-

572

567

1139

280  -  278

292  -  289

920  -  219

Bulwell

604

9

1

1580

1577

3157

805  -  816

755  -  761

2926  -  231

Cossall

63

3

-

181

153

334

102  -  74

79  -  79

289  -  45

Eastwood

312

12

-

825

796

1621

406  -  397

419  -  399

1227  -  394

Felley

6

2

-

19

22

41

9            13

10  -  9

40  -   1

Fulwood

1

-

-

4

2

6

2  -  1

2  -  1

5  -  1

Hucknall Huthwaite

175

25

-

445

442

887

217  -  233

228  -  209

750  -  137

Hucknall Torkard

537

17

1

1370

1310

2680

665  -  650

705  -  660

2508  -  172

Kimberley

330

11

3

898

880

1778

451  -  474

447  -  406

1608  -  170

Kirkby in Ashfield

406

8

3

1106

1037

2413

527  -  500

579  -  537

1840  -  303

Lenton

897

41

2

2148

2319

4467

1084  -  1144

1064  -  1175

3632  -  935

Linby

50

10

-

140

131

271

60  -  52

80  -  79

244  -  27

Mansfield

1971

218

11

4473

4915

9388

2005  -  2191

2468  -  2724

7719  -  1669

Pleasley Hill

76

4

-

202

198

400

107  -  90

95  -  108

328  -  72

Mansfield Woodhouse

399

20

3

937

934

1871

439  -  416

498  -  518

1596  -  275

Moorgreen

69

3

-

203

188

391

102  -  95

101  -  93

351  -  40

Newstead Priory

26

-

-

98

95

193

50  -  49

48  -  46

161  -  32

Newthorpe

218

9

-

607

519

1126

324  -  254

283  -  265

1084  -  42

Radford

2220

304

4

5200

5617

10817

2624  -  2758

2576  -  2859

8332  -  2485

Selston

207

6

-

510

494

1004

245  -  250

265  -  244

826  -  178

Shireoaks

23

-

-

53

47

100

24  -  17

29  -  30

78  -  22

Skegby

148

4

-

403

372

775

216  -  196

187  -  176

694  -  81

Sneinton

1479

107

14

3260

3819

7079

1510  -  1665

1750  -  2154

5616  -  1463

Stapleford

383

50

1

887

950

1837

472  -  494

415  -  456

1548  -  289

Strelley

47

2

-

130

154

284

69  -  76

61  -  78

238  -  46

Sutton in Ashfield

1114

86

13

2827

2843

5670

1387  -  1420

1440  -  1423

4995  -  675

Teversal

79

-

-

236

187

423

106  -  82

130  -  105

339  -  84

Trowell

70

-

-

205

175

380

103  -  76

102  -  99

316  -  64

Underwood

69

-

-

220

192

412

122  -  105

98  -  87

381  -  31

Watnall Cantelope

43

-

-

95

97

192

43  -  44

52  -  53

181  -  11

Watnall Charworth

37

-

-

105

95

200

46  -  40

59  -  55

175  -  25

Warsop

273

4

-

683

635

1318

309  -  278

374  -  357

1167  -  151

Wilford

117

-

-

284

285

569

142  -  109

142  -  176

522  -  47

Worksop

802

50

2

683

635

1318

309  -  278

374  -  357

1167  -  151

Wollaton

114

2

-

284

290

574

133  -  139

151  -  151

500  -  74

Nottingham is not included in the above figures the Town contained four parishes at this date.
The Sneinton return includes 182 people in the Lunatic Asylum and 15 in boats and barges
The Basford return includes 179 people in the workhouse and 9 in tents
The Mansfield return includes 123 people in the workhouse
The return for Radford includes 62 people in the workhouse 12 in prison and 3 in barges
The Return for Eastwood includes 30 people in barges
The parish of Lenton includes part of Hyson Green the remainder is in Radford parish
The decrease in the population in Strelley {142} is attributed to the closing of the collieries in the area

With the publication of the first National census held June 6th 1841, it is possible to note the numbers and dwelling places of men and boys listed as coal miners in the county of Nottinghamshire. The next chart lists the 891 persons found, it is not possible to list the collieries they worked at, indeed some may well have worked in Derbyshire mines, and vice versa many Derbyshire colliers worked in Nott’s pits. Ilkeston, Pinxton, Cotmanhay, Langley Mill, Codnor, and Heanor were major mining areas in that County.

Kimberley

112

Eastwood

92

Brinsley

92

Kirkby in Ashfield

77

Awsworth

58

Underwood

54

Radford

71

Wollaton

33

Beggarlee

32

Selston

32

Cossall

28

Newthorpe

27

Huthwaite

25

Trowell

21

Skegby

21

Bramcote

18

Watnall

15

Strelley

13

Bilborough

10

Stapleford

10

Moorgreen

9

Greasley

7

Sutton in Ashfield

7

Nuthall

5

Nottingham

4

Lenton

3

Felley

2

Worksop

2

Basford

2

Teversal

2

Rufford

2

Annesley

1

Sneinton

1

In the figures for Nottingham one miner was in the workhouse and one in the General Hospital.

Radford had one miner in the workhouse.

Two days after the census was taken Joseph Stapleton 12, of Eastwood was killed in the Watnall pit.

The majority of miners dwelt within a ten mile radius of Sutton in Ashfield and were working in the mines then operating, Cinderhill –Babbington colliery was in the process of being sunk.

The next sixty years saw the opening of larger and more efficient mines, both in and around the town of Nottingham and to the borders of Yorkshire with the Shireoaks pit.

By the year 1886 the number of miners in Nottinghamshire had risen to 16,147 persons underground and on the surface.

In the next eleven years 1897 the employed figure reached 23,024 and ten years later in 1907 35.415.


Sources and Acknowledgements.

It is unlikely that the exact figure of persons killed in coal mining accidents will ever be known either nationally or locally. The Mines Inspectorate was established in 1851-2 and started recording annual figures for fatal and serious accidents from July 1852, prior to this date local newspaper reports or in one case coroner’s reports are available in Nott’s. I have researched available newspaper reports for accidents from 1800 onwards also Parish records before that date.


Parish records

All Saints                                 Strelley
St Helens                                 Trowell
St John the Baptist                 Bilborough
St Leonards                            Wollaton
St Katherine                            Teversal
St Mary                                    Sutton in Ashfield


Newspapers

Nottinghamshire Review
Nottinghamshire Mercury
Nottingham Journal
Derby Mercury


Book

Viewing the Lifeless Body, Bernard V Heathcote Notes on the reports of C Swann County Coroner 1828-66. This covers all the inquests reported in this County during these years including Coal Mines.
I have found additional ones in the Derby Mercury.


I express my gratitude to Robert Bradley of Mansfield former N C B surveyor for his assistance on early mine locations.

Alan Beales April 2012