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Barnstone is located in Nottinghamshire
Barnstone shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK7335
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG13
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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52°54′N 0°55′W / 52.90°N 00.91°W / 52.90; -00.91Coordinates: 52°54′N 0°55′W / 52.90°N 00.91°W / 52.90; -00.91

Barnstone is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, forming part of Langar and Barnstone parish. It lies on the border with Leicestershire. The nearest retail stores, schools and railway station are in Bingham (4.5 miles, 7 km). The parish church is St Mary's.[1] The spelling in the 19th century was usually "Barnston".[2]


The Domesday Book completed in 1086 states that Barnstone contained 26 households. The Lord at Barnstone and at Langar at that time was William Peverel.[3] Barnstone had a population of 169 in about 1870–72.[4]

The Manor House in Main Road is a Grade II listed building originating from the 17th century, with 18th and 19th-century additions.[5] So is The Rookery, a large mid-18th-century house now subdivided,[6] and the late 18th-century Roadside Farmhouse and Barn.[7]

Cement works[edit]

There is a Blue Circle cement works based in Barnstone. The first lime kiln was erected in 1864. Cement manufacture began on the site in 1885, when the first rotary kiln was installed. Sixteen bottle kilns followed in 1886. Barnstone later specialised in manufacturing cements for the mining industry.

The premises were later owned by Lafarge. The company ceased manufacture of cement clinker in May 2006, leaving Barnstone as a specialist cement-grinding and blending operation.[8][9] In 2013 the company merged with Tarmac to become Lafarge Tarmac Ltd.[9]


Barnstone is served by Centrebus Route 24 between Bingham and Melton Mowbray, running Monday to Saturday three times a day.[10]

railway station served the Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway and its successors between Melton Mowbray and Nottingham, from 1879 to 1953. Goods traffic to the limestone sidings continued until 1962.[11]


Bingham & District ABC (Amateur Boxing Club) meets in Barnstone.[12] There is also a bowling green, which includes a skate park, and a village hall.[13][14] Barnstone Railway Cutting is an area of calcareous grassland classed as a site of special scientific interest by Natural England.[15]


  1. ^ Geocaching site. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ Langar site. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  3. ^ Domesday Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  4. ^ Vision of Britain Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  5. ^ Listing Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. ^ Listing Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  7. ^ Listing Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  8. ^ Cement kilns – Barnstone Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  9. ^ a b 150 anniversary Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  10. ^ Timetable. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  11. ^ Langar and Barnstone PC Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  12. ^ Imagine Boxing Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  13. ^ Langar cum Barnstone Paris Plan 2008 Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  14. ^ Barnstone Bowl Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  15. ^ Designated Sites Retrieved 18 November 2016.

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