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Kelham is a small village in Nottinghamshire variously estimated as "3.36 miles," "3 miles," or "2.92 miles" to the northwest of Newark on a bend in the A617 road near its crossing of the River Trent.HistoricalKelham is "a small but pleasant village and parish, upon the Worksop Road, and on the west bank of the Trent, 2mi north-west of Newark. Its parish contains 208 inhabitants and 1800acre of land, of which 484acre are on the island formed by the two rivers betwixt it and Newark. It has long been the seat and property of the Suttons, who once held the title of Lord Lexington. It is now the property of John Henry Manners Sutton Esq., who resides at the Hall, which is a plain but elegant building, with a centre and wings of brick, with stone corners and window frames, standing in a handsome lawn, near the Trent. A curious wooden bridge which crosses the river close to the lawn has been taken down, and a light but substantial iron bridge erected in its place at a cost of £3,000. The church dedicated to St. Wilfred, had a handsome tower and three bells. It was new-roofed and completely renovated in 1844. Here is a richly wrought monument of the last Lord Lexington and his Lady, of fine statuary marble, but the figures are strangely placed back-to-back. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £19 8s 4d, annexed to that of Averham, being in the same patronage and incumbency. The poor have the interest of £25 left by an unknown donor."Add Kelham and other destinations in United Kingdom (UK) to your travel plans using our United Kingdom (UK) trip itinerary builder.
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