Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society

This website is managed by Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society

Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society is a research and archives group which has been established for over thirty five years. The Society continues to produce professional and detailed research for the preservation of local history.

NEW…Our new book is now available. It is called “A History of the Manor House Radcliffe on Trent from 1749 to 2017” - which was the family home of George Parr famous Victorian cricketer. Inside the book you will find out about the prominent local families who lived there over the years, and more recent times when it changed to an old peoples home. George Parr was a cricket legend of whom Radcliffe should be proud, the book tells the story of his early years in Radcliffe, playing for the village team, and then Nottinghamshire Cricket and for the All England Eleven. He went on to become captain of England and led the first tours abroad including undefeated tours to America, Australia and New Zealand. His grave is in Radcliffe Cemetery. As well as a wealth of interesting history facts and anecdotes, there are many lovely photographs, making this book a must have for anyone keen on local history and cricket. Buy a copy on Our Books page. (Price for one book is £5 plus £1.30 postage in the UK)

Local organisations

Our Archives

We receive many requests from Radcliffe people near and far, asking for help with family history. Nowadays families like to use Ancestry or other family tree creators, we don’t produce bespoke family trees but we are pleased to help fill any gaps.

Around Radcliffe 2017

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 Right: A Painting of The Poplars by Samuel Parrot 1797 to 1876.  Left: a painting of the Church attributed to Parrott. Both paintings are loaned to the society by Mr D. Tomlinson.

The old church Radcliffe

An ideal present for anyone who is interested in Radcliffe and Holme Pierrepont history

History pages:

*Radcliffe History

*Coming of the railway

*Radcliffe Remembers WW1

*Schooldays in Radcliffe

*From Wharf to Weir

*Radcliffe in fiction

*Allotments in Radcliffe

A new local history book! Information on how to buy a copy is now available on Our Books page

On this website you can:

Find out about your village, see photos of people and places and buy a local history book.


For up to date information on local news and events please visit the Parish Council website at:

Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council

Visit our GALLERY page to view photographs of people and places in old Radcliffe


a selection from our archives

All images in this series are owned by Radcliffe on Trent History Society

The original Black Lion pub on Main Road, opposite from the more recent building, which is now a Tesco store