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Willington Index of Pages

The following pages are designed to give a brief history of some aspects of the community. They are certainly not intended to be exhaustive and more work could be done, for example, on the interesting buildings with reference to census returns, electoral registers and name searches for owners and/or occupiers amongst our other archives, or on churches with reference to the parish records. We hope that reading these pages will encourage you to do more research of your own. If you find additional information on any of the pages below or, indeed, information on aspects of the community not covered here, we would love to hear from you and could publish your research here, giving credit, of course, where it is due!


The Parish of Willington in General

Willington Maps

Early Willington

Willington in Prehistory

Willington Iron Age Farmstead

Willington in the Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon Periods

Medieval Willington

Willington in 1086

Medieval Murder in Willington

The Manor and the Gostwicks

The Manor of Willington

Sir John Gostwick

Sir John Gostwick's Instructions

Willington Manor Court Rolls

Willington in World War Two

Incidents in Willington in World War Two

Willington Servicemen Killed in World War Two

List of Willington Home Guard Members

List of Willington Civilian Volunteers

The Established Church

Willington Church Architecture

Willington Church Alterations and Additions

List of Willington Vicars

Willington Vicarage


Willington Registration and Early References

Congregationalists in Willington

Moravians in Willington

Methodists in Willington


Early Education in Willington

Willington School

Willington School in 1904

Sources for Education in Willington

Interesting Buildings

Danish Camp Willington

Hill Farmhouse Willington

Willington Mills

Willowhill Cottages Willington

Barford Road

The Timbers - 1 Barford Road Willington

Bedford Road

Grange Farm Willington

Chapel Lane

16 Chapel Lane

Church End

Bedford Estates Cottages in Church Road Willington

The Reasons for Building The Bedford Estates Cottages

Types of Bedford Estates Cottages

A Commentary on the Bedford Estates Cottages

Willington Manor Farmhouse

Willington Dovecote

Willington Stables

Church Road

Penwrights Cottage - 3 Church Road Willington

5 Church Road Willington

7 Church Road Willington

Bellwood - 21 Church Road Willington

The Dovecote - 28 Church Road Willington

31 Church Road Willington

33 Church Road Willington

39 Church Road Willington

Sandy Road

The Old Forge Willington

Station Road

Croots Farmhouse Willington

Sedes Mea - 34 Station Road Willington

36 Station Road Willington

Clumber Cote - 45 Station Road Willington

Willington Station

Licensed Premises

Early Licensed Premises in Willington

The Crown Public House Willington

The White Hart Public House Willington