1986 The Town of Bawtry

  Bawtry is situated just inside the   
 boundary where S.Yorks meets          
 Nottinghamshire.  The populstion of   
 2,300 has been steadily increasing for
 several years and thus there are new  
 housing developments.  A new, private 
 estate is being erected by a local    
 firm close to the New Hall and Health 
 Centre.  Opposite these is a row of   
 listed ,old cottages and the modern   
  Bawtry can trace its origins to a    
 charter of 1199. It became important  
 in the 17th. Century as a port on the 
 River Idle,a tributary of the Trent,  
 and also later as a trading centre due
 to its position on the Great North    
 Road.There are numerous clubs         
 including football and cricket clubs, 
 amateur dramatics,Brownies,Guides,Cubs
 and Scouts.A high proportion of       
 professional people live in the town. 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process. See Using Domesday for more details.