Wiseton

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Wiseton
Wiseton Hall c.1790.jpg
Wiseton Hall, c.1790
Wiseton is located in Nottinghamshire
Wiseton
Wiseton
 Wiseton shown within Nottinghamshire
District Bassetlaw
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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Coordinates: 53°24′04″N 0°55′23″W / 53.401055°N 0.923095°W / 53.401055; -0.923095

Wiseton is a small village and country estate in Clayworth Parish, Nottinghamshire, England, situated between the villages of Gringley-on-the-Hill and Everton, approximately 5.6 miles (9.0 km) southeast of Bawtry and 7.7 miles (12.4 km) west of Gainsborough. There is also a nearby hamlet called New Wiseton. The Chesterfield Canal flows nearby, and there are several bridges in the vicinity.

History[edit]

The earlier hall was built in 1771 and was demolished in 1960. The estate belonged the Acklom family before belonging to the wealthy aristocratic Spencer family.[1] In 1832, the country estate at Wiseton covered 930 acres, 872 of which belonged at the time to John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer of Althorp. Spencer owned Holbein, Barlow and Caravaggio paintings at the "handsome" house.[2]

At the time of John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870–72), Wiseton had a population of 124 people with 24 houses.[3]

Wiseton Hall was the home of Sir Joseph Laycock in the early 20th century, and cricketer Harry Elliott was once employed here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiseton". Nottshistory.org.uk. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ White, William (1832). History, gazetteer, and directory of Nottinghamshire, and the town and county of the town of Nottingham. p. 337. 
  3. ^ "Wiseton Nottinghamshire". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 29 May 2014.