Ollerton in 1839
Ollerton is in the parish of Edwinstow, in the Hatfield division of Bassetlaw hundred, 137 miles from London by Newark, and l8½ miles from Nottingham. The whole parish of Edwinstow has an area of 17,270 acres, with a population, in 1831, of 1992, nearly half agricultural : the chapelry of Ollerton had 658 inhabitants, more than a third agricultural. The town is on the banks of the Maun ; it has a neat Gothic chapel of modern erection, a Methodist chapel, and some good inns. A considerable quantity of hops is grown round the town. The market, which is on Friday, is small : there are a hop-market every Tuesday in September, and a yearly cattle and sheep fair. The living of Edwinstow, united with the three chapelries of Ollerton, Palethorpe, and Carburton (all in the parish). is a vicarage, of the clear yearly value of £639, with a glebe-house. The village of Edwinstow, which is on the Maun, above Ollerton, is extremely rural. The church is a venerable Gothic building, with a lofty spire. There were in the chapelry in 1833, three day-schools, with 95 children, and two Sunday-schools, with 142 children.