Alverton

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Alverton
Alverton is located in Nottinghamshire
Alverton
Alverton
Alverton shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK7942
District
  • Newark and Sherwood
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG13
Dialling code 01949
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
52°58′N 0°49′W / 52.97°N 0.82°W / 52.97; -0.82Coordinates: 52°58′N 0°49′W / 52.97°N 0.82°W / 52.97; -0.82
Alverton can also be a variant of Alverston or Alton.

Alverton is a hamlet and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England, part of the Newark and Sherwood district. It is joined by the neighbouring parish of Kilvington to form an area for a parish meeting. It contains 22 houses[1][2] and is surrounded by farmland.[3] The River Devon and its tributary the Winter Beck run along its eastern border. It is in the civil parish of Staunton, Notts.

Facilities[edit]

There is a Montessori nursery school at Staunton-in-the Vale (1.6 miles, 2.6 km), primary schools at Orston (2.1 miles, 3.4 km) and Bottesford (3.6 miles, 5.8 km), and secondary schools at Bingham (7.3 miles, 11.7 km), Bottesford and Newark-on-Trent (7.5 miles, 12 km).

Alverton has no shops or places of worship. The nearest Anglican church is St Mary's at Staunton and the nearest Methodist church at Long Bennington (3.8 miles, 6.1 km). The nearest shopping centres are Bingham and Newark. The closest pubs are the Staunton Arms at Staunton and the Durham Ox at Orston.

There are two buses between Newark and in one case Shelton and the other Bottesford. These run only on Wednesdays and Fridays. The nearest train service is at Bottesford railway station on the Nottingham–Grantham line.

History[edit]

Alverton historically formed part of Kilvington parish in Newark wapentake. It appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as Alvretun and Alvritun.[4] The township was recorded in 1832 as having only 16 inhabitants. It had been enclosed in 1806. The Lord of the Manor was given as Rev. Dr. Staunton, and the "two farmers" as Robert Cross and Charles Neale.[5] In 1870–72 it had seven houses and a population of 40.[6]

Ghosts[edit]

The former Staunton Church of England School in the village is now a private house, said to be haunted by a teacher once murdered there. There have been two purported sightings of a ghost at another house, The Chestnuts, each describing the figure of an elderly lady in Victorian garb, thought to be a former sempstress to Queen Victoria, Mary Brown, who had returned to Alverton as housekeeper to her widowed brother and ruled his four children "with a rod of iron".[7]

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NG13 9PJ postcode Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ NG13 9PB postcode Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ Alverton & Kilvington Parish Meeting Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  4. ^ Place Names of Nottinghamshire Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ White's Directory, 1832 Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ Vision of Britain Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  7. ^ The Nottinghamshire Village Book. Compiled from materials submitted by Women's Institutes in the County (Newbury/Newark: Countryside Books/NFWI), p. 9.

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