We are accumilating a large quantity of material about the history of Parlington Hall and the Gascoigne Family, but it will take some time to present it all here so please come back again soon!
The Gascoigne Family with its seat at Parlington Hall was a major part of local history from the 16th Century onwards. The Gascoigne bloodline ended with the death in 1810 of Sir Thomas Gascoigne 8th Baronet, reputedly of a broken heart following the untimely death of his only son Tom the previous year in a horse riding accident whilst hunting near Retford. We are trying to piece together some of the Gascoigne history and their relationship to the local scene.
After the death of Sir Thomas the estate was inherited by his step daughter's husband Richard Oliver, under the proviso that he took the Gascoigne name. . . becoming Richard Oliver Gascoigne. He was to develop the local landed assets to great advantage and on his death in 1843 left to his surviving daughters a considerable estate, with major coal workings being the backbone of the family wealth.
We have added a collection of photographs taken locally. Please go to the menu items headed Recent Photographs.