The village is notable for its association with Samuel Hole, who is buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew's Church. He was the village's vicar for a short while before becoming Dean of Rochester and lived in the manor. The manor house now has its own equestrian centre and a mini golf course.
The village pubs are The Plough and the country pub, Caunton Beck, both on Main Street.
Caunton Mill, also known as Sharp's Mill, was a 43 ft brick tower windmill, with an ogee cap, built before 1825. It was out of use in the 1930s. The mill survives without its cap, machinery and gallery.
- Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. Page 11. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3
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