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Thorpe is a Nottinghamshire village or hamlet lying to the east of East Stoke about a mile off the A46 Fosse Way, and situated in the countryside southwest of Newark.
Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.
East Stoke is a small village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire situated about half a mile to the east of the River Trent and lying about six miles southwest of Newark-upon-Trent. The population of the civil parish (including Thorpe as taken in the 2011 Census was 152. The A46 Fosse Way ran through East Stoke for many years: cutting the village in two with constant traffic: but since 2012 has been replaced by a new multi-lane A46 which now runs half a mile to the west. East Stoke is thought to have been the site of the Roman settlement of Ad Pontem; the "place of the bridges" – though this is disputed.
The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England that linked Exeter in South West England to Lincoln in Lincolnshire, via Ilchester (Lindinis), Bath, Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester.
"Thorpe-by-Newark is a village and parish, 3 miles (5 km) south-west of Newark, with a population of 108 inhabitants and 697 acres (2.8 km2) of land of the rateable value of £1,419. About 180 acres (0.7 km2) of common land was enclosed 40 years ago, and exonerated from tithes, but all the rest still remains titheable. Sir Robert Howe Bromley, Bart., is principal owner, and lord of the manor...W.R. Brockton Esq. is a small owner, and Mr John Tomlin is a resident owner, with a few other small owners." The Roman fort known as AD PONTEM is located east of the FOSSE WAY Roman road north east of the village.
The abolitionist Lucy Townsend lived here at the rectory from 1836. See St. Lawrence's Church, Thorpe.
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The parish comprises just over 698 acres (2.8 km2). "The church exhibits portions in the several styles of English architecture; the tower was formerly surmounted with a steeple. A fine tessellated pavement, some coins, and other Roman relics, have been discovered. On a small mound in a field adjoining the turnpike-road Henry VII is said to have erected his standard, on 6 June 1487, the day upon which he fought the battle of Stoke Field with the Earl of Lincoln."
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Henry VII was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death on 21 April 1509. He was the first monarch of the House of Tudor.
The Battle of Stoke Field on 16 June 1487 may be considered the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, since it was the last major engagement between contenders for the throne whose claims derived from descent from the houses of Lancaster and York respectively. The Battle of Bosworth Field, two years previously, had established King Henry VII on the throne, ending the last period of Yorkist rule and initiating that of the Tudors. The Battle of Stoke Field was the decisive engagement in an attempt by leading Yorkists to unseat him in favour of the pretender Lambert Simnel.
Judge Molyneux "settled at Thorpe, two miles (3 km) away, where he would have a dwelling suitable to his position, and was succeeded there by his son, grandson, and great-grandson, the latter of whom, Sir John Molyneux, sold the manor to John Halsey and others."Sir John Molyneux, (1623–1691), was once a Sheriff of Nottingham.
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The population of Thorpe in 1801 was 44, in 1851 115, and in 1901 66.
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