Fiskerton is a small village in Nottinghamshire, England on the west bank of the River Trent about 3 miles southeast of Southwell. Until the 1950s there was a ferry boat service over to the other side of the River Trent at Stoke Field. Fiskerton Mill lies on the River Greet a few hundred yards upstream from its junction with the River Trent.
Fiskerton Windmill was a wooden postmill with a substantial brick roundhouse, standing off Station Road. A mill was marked at this site on Chapman's map of 1774. The mill ceased working some time in the last quarter of the 19th century. Only the roundhouse now remains.
The village of Fiskerton is also known in Evangelical Christian circles as the homeplace of Henri and Connie Staples, who lived there from 1964 to 2000 and regularly held 'revival meetings' in the Methodist Chapel.
The village may have been home to a small monastic cell of Augustinian Canons, dependent on the nearby Thurgarton Priory. It may have been founded around 1139, and Ralph D'Aincourt (son of Walter D'Aincourt) is listed as a possible founder.
Doubt has been cast, however, on whether it was truly a monastic cell or a just a chapel/church. Ralph D'Aincourt founded the nearby Thurgarton Priory circa 1119-39, and gave the village of Fiskerton to that priory as part of its endowment. It is thought, therefore, that Fiskerton was not a cell but just a village chapel, with the canons of Thurgarton Priory serving as priests. The cell/chapel was believed to be dedicated to Saint Mary. There are no remains and its location has been lost.
- http://www.nottspubs.co.uk/walks/mortonwalk.html Pub Walks - Morton, Fiskerton, Bleasby and River Trent
- http://www.igreens.org.uk/fiskerton_mill.htm Fiskerton mill on the river Greet (pictures)
- Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. Page 21. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3
- http://www.newarkcamra.org.uk/pubguide/pubs/bromley.htm Newark Camra area pub guide
- http://www.newarkcamra.org.uk/pubguide/towns/fiskerton.htm Newark Camra Pub Guide: Bromley Arms, Fiskerton
- http://glory-people.org/testimonies/Cstaples.htm The Glory People: Connie Staples
- http://fiskerton.org/ Henri's Revivals Fiskerton
- http://www.glory-people.org/about/History.htm The Glory People: History
- Cobbett, William (1827). A History of the Protestant "Reformation," in England and Ireland.
- Houses of Austin canons: The priory of Shurgarton, Victoria County History: A History of the County of Nottingham: Volume 2, William Page (ed), 1910
- MONUMENT NO. 322463, English Heritage: PastScape
- ST MARYS CHAPEL, English Heritage: PastScape
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- Village guide
- 2001 article about important recent archaeological excavations at Fiskerton
- Many views of the village
- The weir at Fiskerton