Gamston, Bassetlaw

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Gamston
Gamston is located in Nottinghamshire
Gamston
Gamston
 Gamston shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK705765
District Bassetlaw
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RETFORD
Postcode district DN22
Dialling code 01777
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Newark
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Coordinates: 53°17′N 0°56′W / 53.28°N 0.94°W / 53.28; -0.94

Gamston is a village four miles south of Retford in the county of Nottinghamshire. The village lies on the A638 road between Retford and the Markham Moor junction with the A1 and the A57 roads. The River Idle runs to the left of the village.

Gamston was home to a rectory in the past, and today forms the name of a lane in the village.[1] The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

To the east of the village, beyond the East Coast railway line, is Gamston Wood. The ancient parish wood[2] was purchased by the Forestry Commission in 1984 and covers 41 hectares. The area has been designated as a Site of Specific Interest.[3]

Education[edit]

The village is home to one school, Gamston Church of England Primary School.

Retford Gamston Airport[edit]

Retford Gamston Airport, a former RAF aerodrome, is a small airport based to the west of the village on the B6387 road. The airport is used for small private aircraft as well as the base for several flying schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Young, Rev. Evelyn. "Chapter V. Ecclesiastical affairs (2)". A History of Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire History. Retrieved 2008-06-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Country Walk Summary - GAMSTON WOOD Near RETFORD". Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Gamston Wood Nature Reserve". The Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 

External links[edit]

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