Owthorpe is a small village located south east of Nottingham and is part of the borough of Rushcliffe. At the beginning of the 21st century the population of is recorded as 90 and given as 115 in 1911, just prior the start of the Great War.
It was at one time the seat of the powerful, Hutchinson family. A large manor house was located there until it burned to the ground in a fire. Owthorpe Hall was the manor house of the Hutchinsons, one famous member being John Hutchinson the parliamentary army officer and regicide, (one of 39 men to sign the death-warrant for Charles I.) The family vault under the nave is now sealed off, but when the floor gave way in 1859 it was found to contain 17 coffins.
Owthorpe is a pleasant village with a very unusual church. It sits away from the village surrounded by a low wall in farmland. Access is only along a narrow grass track, muddy in winter months, and through a timber gate. The track and the graveyard are a public footpath. Parts of St Margaret’s date from the 12th century.
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A Gallery of Old Pictures relating to Owthorpe.
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