Selston

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 53°04′N 1°18′W / 53.07°N 1.30°W / 53.07; -1.30

Selston
Selston is located in Nottinghamshire
Selston
Selston
 Selston shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 12,208 (2001)
OS grid reference SK467530
District Ashfield
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG16
Dialling code 01773
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire

Selston is a hilltop village and civil parish in the District of Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 12,208[1] St Helen's Church dates back to 1150 AD although the exterior of the church was altered by restoration and enlargement in 1899.[2] An older Saxon church is thought to have occupied the site, and there is a monolith in the church yard, which may have been of ceremonial importance for pre-Christian pagans. The village is part of Nottinghamshire's Hidden Valleys area.

Selston is bounded by Underwood to the South, Annesley to the East, and the Derbyshire border to the West.

The local five-a-side football pitch, on the site of the Leisure Centre, was opened by Nottingham Forest legends, Stuart Pearce and Colin Cooper.

Since the year 2000 new housing estates have been built in Selston as more families requested to live in the area. The last trace of the Holland Family, responsible for the building of Matthew Holland School in Selston, was removed when David Holland, great grandson of Matthew, sold his greengrocer's shop. It was demolished in 2005.

In 2006 the Matthew Holland School, having become a specialist school with Visual Arts status, changed its name to the Selston Arts and Community College, and then again a few years later to Selston High School, though remaining a comprehensive school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Selston CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

External links[edit]

Media related to Selston at Wikimedia Commons