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St.Giles church, Elkesley - geograph.org.uk - 79432.jpg
St Giles' Church, Elkesley
Elkesley is located in Nottinghamshire
 Elkesley shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 805 
OS grid reference SK688755
District Bassetlaw
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RETFORD
Postcode district DN22
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Coordinates: 53°16′N 0°58′W / 53.27°N 0.97°W / 53.27; -0.97

Elkesley is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 805.[1] It is located 6 miles south of Retford. The parish church of St Giles was built c. 1300 in Decorated style, and was partially reconstructed in 1845.[2] The is also a pub situated in Elkesley named the Robin Hood and there is also a small shop and a primary school, which in January 2008, 82 pupils attended.[citation needed]

A1 road[edit]

Elkesley is highly unusual in that it is only accessible by a dual carriageway, the A1 road.[3][4] The residents have been campaigning for a bridge for over twenty years.[citation needed]

The Highways Agency (HA) has acknowledged that access to and from the village is difficult and implemented a temporary speed limit of 50 mph in the 1990s.[4] The HA started a consultation in 2005, with an exhibition held at Elkesley village hall in February 2008. A Public Inquiry was planned for 2010 but postponed pending the outcome of the Spending Review.[4]


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. ""Area: Elkesley CP (Parish)"". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. pp 121. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  3. ^ "£5 million plans to improve access at A1 Elkesley, near Retford, to go on display to the public". Highways Agency. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  4. ^ a b c "A1 Elkesley Junctions Improvement". Highways Agency. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Elkesley at Wikimedia Commons

Elkesley Village Website