Kneesall

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Kneesall is a village in the East Midlands of England in the county of Nottinghamshire. Forming part of the civil parish of Kneesall, Kersall and Ompton and of Newark and Sherwood district, Kneesall is situated on the A616 between Newark-on-Trent and Ollerton. The village is three miles from neighbouring Eakring and four miles from Laxton.

Kneesall has a small C of E primary school teaching children from many of the surrounding villages, and making up a part of the 3KANDO network, along with Averham, and Dean Hole C of E Primary. Kneesall was once well known for its one pub, The Angel Inn. The Angel however closed in 2008, following a change of ownership but has since re opened under new management. Though having no shops, the village did have a post office, that was closed in 1995. The centre of the villages activities are in the Church, which in 2004 was partly converted into the Bill Helmsley Community Centre, which continues to host local clubs and many events. Kneesall is home to Old Hall, built c. 1515-1540 and likely to be the oldest brick building in Nottinghamshire.[1]

There was a windmill beside the Newark Road, marked on a 1774 map, which replaced an earlier mill known as Mettam's Mill. In 1795 the mill belonged to William Taylor.[2]

Though Kingston farm has not been active in Kneesall since 2003, Kneesall is surrounded by open fields that are still farmed by a contractor producing crops such as wheat and rape seed, and still has a dairy farm, providing milk for local villages.

The village, though having a 30 mph speed limit throughout, has seen many car accidents, some of which have been fatal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. page 159.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  2. ^ Bradbury, D.J. (1988), Kneesall Knarrative, Wheel Publications, Nottingham. Page 42. ISBN 0-9510634-6-4

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Coordinates: 53°10′16″N 0°56′53″W / 53.171°N 0.948°W / 53.171; -0.948