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Encyclopedia > Newark (wapentake)

Newark was a wapentake (equivalent to a hundred) of the traditional county of Nottinghamshire, England. It was in the east of the county with the River Trent forming most of the western boundary. It consisted of the parishes of Alverton, Balderton, Barnby in the Willows, Besthorpe, Broadholme, Coddington, Cotham, East Stoke, Elston, Farndon, Flawborough, Flawford, Girton, Harby, Hawton, Kilvington, Langford, Newark upon Trent, North Clifton, North Collingham, Shelton, Sibthorpe, South Clifton, South Collingham, South Scarle, Spalford, Staunton, Syerston, Thorney, Thorpe, Wigsley and Winthorpe. A wapentake is a term derived from the Old Norse, the rough equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon hundred. ... A hundred is an administrative division which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Broadholme is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. ... Harby is a village in the English county of Nottinghamshire although its proximity to the city of Lincoln cause many to believe otherwise. ... Newark (also Newark-on-Trent) is a town in Nottinghamshire, located on the River Trent. ...

Contained within the boundaries of the wapentake is the eastern part of the current Newark and Sherwood district. However, Broadhome has been part of Lincolnshire since 1989.[1] Newark and Sherwood is a local government district of eastern Nottinghamshire, England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ...


  • Newark Wapentake at Vision of Britain



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