Barnstone

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Barnstone
Barnstone is located in Nottinghamshire
Barnstone
Barnstone
 Barnstone shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK7335
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG13
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Nottinghamshire

Coordinates: 52°54′N 0°55′W / 52.90°N 00.91°W / 52.90; -00.91

Barnstone is a village in Nottinghamshire, England.

The parish church is St. Mary's Church, Barnstone.[1] The spelling in the 19th century was usually "Barnston".[2]

Cement works[edit]

A Blue Circle cement works is based in Barnstone. Cement manufacture began on this site in 1885. and it was home to one of the first rotary kilns. Barnstone specialized in manufacturing cements for the mining industry. The site is now owned by Lafarge and ceased manufacture of cement clinker in May 2006. Barnstone is now a specialized cement grinding and blending operation.[3]

Transport[edit]

Barnstone is served by Centrebus Route 24 between Bingham and Melton Mowbray, running Monday to Saturday three times a day.[4]

Barnstone had a railway station on the Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway, between Melton Mowbray and Nottingham, from 1879 to 1953, with goods traffic to the limestone sidings continuing until 1962.[5]

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