Walesby, Nottinghamshire

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Walesby
Walesby - church nave.jpg
Walesby Church
Walesby is located in Nottinghamshire
Walesby
Walesby
 Walesby shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 1,255 
OS grid reference SK683707
District Newark and Sherwood
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWARK
Postcode district NG22
Dialling code 01623
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire

Coordinates: 53°14′N 0°59′W / 53.23°N 0.98°W / 53.23; -0.98

Walesby is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 1,255.[1] It is located 16 miles (26 km) north of Newark. The parish church of St Edmund is Perpendicular in style[2] The village is famous for its forest, part of which forms a 250-acre (1.0 km2) Scout camp site. Along with the two public houses, the Red Lion and the Carpenter's Arms, there is a garage and a primary school. Also there is a small park with a skate ramp and playground. The Walesby Forest Scout Camp is just outside the village. It hosts international scouting festivals amongst other events. The village and scout camp are also located by a series of streams and the villages of Milton, Kirton, Boughton (pronounced Boot'n) and the town of Ollerton

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

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