Cuckney

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St Mary's Church Norton Cuckney
'Cuckney Church in the eighteenth century'

Cuckney is a small village in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, between Worksop and Market Warsop.

The A60 road connects Market Warsop and Cuckney via Cuckney Hill.

History[edit]

The grounds of Cuckney Parish Church, a Grade I listed building, contain the remains of Cuckney Castle.

George Sitwell, Ironmaster mined iron locally and he built a blast furnace here in the seventeenth century.[1]

In 1853 there were two large watermills on the river Poulter in Cuckney, one for cotton, another for corn. An earlier cotton mill had burnt down in 1792.

The school[edit]

The upstream mill is now a primary school. Cuckney Church of England Primary School has 140 pupils on its role.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Riden, ‘Sitwell, George (bap. 1601, d. 1667)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 March 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°14′06″N 1°09′14″W / 53.235°N 1.154°W / 53.235; -1.154