North Muskham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
North Muskham
Church of St. Wilfrid, North Muskham - - 53834.jpg
St. Wilfrid's Church, North Muskham
North Muskham is located in Nottinghamshire
North Muskham
North Muskham
North Muskham shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 985 (2011)
OS grid reference SK798588
Civil parish
  • North Muskham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWARK
Postcode district NG23
Dialling code 01636
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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

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]

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 are currently two public houses: 'The Muskham Ferry' and 'The Crown'.


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.


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] Latest census reports show that the parish has a population of 943 (2001 census) with around 360 properties.[9]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to North Muskham at Wikimedia Commons