From White’s Directory of Nottinghamshire 1885

“The Police Station is in Church Street and was erected in 1852 and enlarged in 1870. It has 3 cells, and attached is a residence for the superintendent, Samuel Downing. The Petty Sessions are held at the Police Station every alternate Thursday or oftener, if required, for the district comprising the parishes listed below. Mr. Edwin Patchett is the clerk to the magistrates. The County Court is held bi-monthly at the Petty Sessions room, for a district comprising the parishes etc.

Parishes or Townships. Population in 1881.
Bingham 1673
Hawksworth 158
Flintham 381
Hickling 498
Holme Pierrepont, Lamcote,
Basingfield and Adbolton 221
Kinoulton 331
Kneeton 115
Langar-cum-Barnston 425
Lodge-on-the-Wolds 2
Orston 484
Owthorpe 131
Ratcliffe-on-Trent 1,704

S.Boteler Bristowe,Esq., Q.C., judge; Edwin Patchett Esq., registrar and high bailiff. The following places are within the jurisdiction of the Court:- In Leicestershire: Barkstone, Plungar. In Nottinghamshire: Aslockton, Bingham, Car Colston, Clipstone, Colston Basset. Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, Cropwell Butler, East Bridgford, Elton, Flawborough, Flintham, Granby, Hawksworth, Hickling, Holme Pierrepont, Kinoulton, Kneeton, Langar, Orston,Owthorpe, Ratcliffe-on-Trent, Scarrington, Saxondale, Screveton, Shelford, Shelton, Sibthorpe, Stanton-on-Wolds, Thoroton, Tithby, Whatton, Widmerpool.”

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