Colston Bassett

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Colston Bassett is a small picturesque village in the Vale of Belvoir in the south-east of Nottinghamshire close to its border with Leicestershire. Lying on the River Smite, it has a population of 225.

The village is best known for its dairy which opened in 1913, one of only five that are permitted to make Stilton cheese. It also manufactures smaller quantities of white Stilton and Shropshire Blue.

Colston Bassett is also home to an old market cross, the ruined church of St Mary, the Colston Bassett Preparatory School for children between 4–11 years, and a pub, the Martins Arms.

The parish church is St. John's Church, Colston Bassett.

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Coordinates: 52°53′35″N 0°57′40″W / 52.893°N 0.961°W / 52.893; -0.961