Selston St Helen


Archival Sources

Nottinghamshire Archives

DR 1/1/1/1-6, Diocesan Registers, 6 volumes, 1884 to 1976

DD/P/CD/12 (4 May 1490), DD/P/CD/13 (10 Aug 1490) and DD/P/CD/163 (10 Aug 1490), Papers of the Dukes of Portland

DD.SP 68/15-18, Papers relating to Parsonage House at Selston, including plan, estimate and specification

Parish registers on microfiche

University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections

AN/M 4/7/97, copy faculty, 1811.

Published Sources

Websites (online books, for 'A collection of the sufferings of the people called Quakers, for the testimony of a good conscience from the time of their being first distinguished by that name in the year 1650 to the time of the act commonly called the Act of toleration granted to Protestant dissenters in the first year of the reign of King William the Third and Queen Mary in the year 1689', by Joseph Bresse, 1743.) (Dove’s Guide for Church Bell Ringers) Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser website of Henry Groves & Sons Ltd of Nottingham, organ builders website for the Taxatio Database, valuations in the ecclesiastical taxation assessment of 1291-2   Formal listing for St Helen’s Church (Access to Archives, for references to papers of the Dukes of Portland) (Article by W E Doubleday in the Nottinghamshire Villages series, The Nottinghamshire Guardian, August 1956) (A History of Nottinghamshire by Cornelius Brown 1896) for article, H. Gill, The Low Side Windows of Nottinghamshire, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, vol XIV, 1910 for article, A. S. Buxton, Selston church, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, vol XVI, 1912 (National Pipe Organ Register) (for Inquisitiones Nonarum, tax assessment 1341)

Published sources

Austin, Michael, ed., ‘Under the Heavy Clouds’. The Church of England in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire 1911-1915. The Parochial Visitation of Edwyn Hoskyns, Bishop of Southwell. Cardiff 2004

Dawson, George A., The Church Bells of Nottinghamshire Part III. 1995

Pevsner, N. Revised by Williamson, E., The Buildings of Nottinghamshire. Second edition, Penguin 1979

Register of Walter Gray, Lord Archbishop of York, Surtees Society Vol 56 (1870)

Testamenta Eboracensia, Vol V, Surtees Society, 1884.

Thoroton, Robert, The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire. Revised by John Throsby 1790-1796. First published 1677, republished in 1972.

Train, K. S. S., Thoroton Society Record Series XV, part III. List of the Clergy of Central Nottinghamshire. 1954

Train, K. S. S., Train on Churches. 1981

Valor Ecclesiasticus, 5 vols., Record Commission (1810-1834); Vol 5 (1825), pg. 155.

Webster, W. F., ed, Thoroton Society Record Series XXXVII. Nottinghamshire Hearth Tax 1664-1674. 1988

Webster, W. F., ed, Nottinghamshire Family History Society Records Series Vol 50. Nottinghamshire Subsidies (Broxtowe) 1689 and Association Oath rolls 1695. 1986

Knowles, D., 'In Salestune: Selston Parish Church' 1965 (Ref L22) A typed, unpublished paper.

Programme for St Helen’s Rose Festival, 30 June to 3 July 1967.

Rev P A Sharp, 'The Story of Selston Parish Church' 1930

Rev E F H Dunnicliffe, revised by Rev G N Pearce, 'The Story of Selston Parish Church' 1959.

Rev E F H Dunnicliffe, revised by Rev H V Simmons, 'The Story of Selston Parish Church' about 1967.


Mansfield and North Notts Advertiser, 5 August 1887 (Death of the Rev R J W Wright)

Mansfield and North Notts Advertiser, 12 August 1887 (Funeral of the Rev R J W Wright)

Nottingham Daily Guardian, 5 May 1905 (Reopening of St Helen’s following restoration)

Nottinghamshire Guardian, 28 August 1943 (Description of Tower Service)

Recorder Free Press, 5 January 1989 (Return of stolen funerary helmet)

Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser, 21 November 2010 (Progress of building work)


Post Office Directory of Nottinghamshire, 1876 

Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire, 1891

Wright's Directory of Nottingham, 1894-95

Wright's Directory of Nottingham, 1913-14

Kelly’s Directory of Nottinghamshire, 1922