Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project is a collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the Diocese of Southwell:
The Southwell Church History project began as a labour of love by the late John Severn. His intention was to build a reliable database of historical knowledge about all of the churches of Southwell Diocese.
This database of churches includes the Church of Saint Peter, East Drayton, a church I visited a few weeks ago while researching my ALLEN ancestors.
2008-01-05 Click here to view my photographs of the Church of Saint Peter, East Drayton.
2015-03-04 This project is still active, though the website appears to have been re-vamped and extended. I have updated the links.
Church of Saint Helen, Grove, Nottinghamshire
Our final visit of the afternoon took us back towards Little Gringley and on to Grove. Wandering around the Church of Saint Helen graveyard we came across an headstone for a Marjorie ALLEN which seems to suggest some other members of the ALLEN family may be buried here. I took a reference photo of this gravestone to enable research at a later date.
We explored most of the headstones but once again many were too badly eroded to make out names and dates.
Church of Saint John the Baptist, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire
We moved on to Clarborough, found the Church of Saint John the Baptist and while strolling around the church yard met a very pleasant local couple, both in their 80's but not looking a day over 70, and had been married for 65 years.
As luck would have it they had come to replace the flowers inside the church and invited us in to look around. Both had lived in Clarborough for most of their lives and of course had terrific knowledge of the local villages. By coincidence the gentleman's grandfather (SCOTT) is buried in Marton churchyard, Lincolnshire, exactly the place we would travel to later in the day. This is the village where another line of my family originate.
The couple were certain that villagers from Little Gringley would probably have been buried at nearby Clarborough though we were unable to find any gravestones that would confirm this.