Coddington, Nottinghamshire

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Place name sign in Coddington
Coddington is located in Nottinghamshire
Coddington shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 1,684 (2011)
OS grid reference SK835545
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWARK
Postcode district NG24
Dialling code 01636
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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53°05′N 0°45′W / 53.08°N 0.75°W / 53.08; -0.75Coordinates: 53°05′N 0°45′W / 53.08°N 0.75°W / 53.08; -0.75

Coddington is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. It is located 3 miles east of Newark on Trent. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 972,[1]increasing to 1,684 at the 2011 Census.[2]


Coddington Mill was a four-storey brick tower windmill built in 1859 to replace a post mill on the same site (grid reference SK832536). The tower was originally 3 storeys, raised to 4 when patent sails were fitted. It had 2 single and 2 double patent sails mounted on a cross, rotating anti-clockwise, with an 8 bladed fantail. It ceased working by wind c. 1944, after being damaged by a blast from a landmine, and was derelict from 1947 till conversion to a house some time after 1983.[3] A post mill on a different site was recorded in 1818 as being owned by William Else; it had a 2 storey roundhouse Building. Another mill was advertised in 1818 as a good new erected brick Smock Mill owned by John Else.

Early history[edit]

The Domesday Book calls the area now known as Coddington 'Cotta's/Codda's Farm'.[4] Little is known for sure after this until c.1320 when 'Coddington Stone' was used to build Newark Castle.[5] A windmill, one of the aforementioned's predecessors, was first recorded in 1597. Around this period land records begin to appear in relation to the village, sometimes known as 'Codyngton'.[6]

Nineteenth century[edit]

The chapel was built in 1827 and the Church of England National School in 1846. The school gained a local competitor in 1858.

Twentieth century[edit]

The A17, built in 1935, runs through the village (1935). In 1938 the scout group was formed. Between 1956 and 1964 the new school was built, and was formally opened on 28 May 1964. In 1963 the A1 bypass was constructed.

RAF Winthorpe opened in the late 1940s and the married couples' quarters was built at Coddington. With RAF Winthorpe's demise the houses were sold to the council in 1976. This area was known as the 'Coddington Camp' and was demolished between 1999–2000. The Hutchinson Road estate was also constructed nearby in 1999.[7]

Twenty-first century[edit]

The new school has achieved outstanding in the Ofsted reports and now has 369 children on roll.


Further reading[edit]

  • Views of Coddington Coddington History Book – 2007.[8]


  1. ^ "Area:Coddington CP|(Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. pp 12–13. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3
  4. ^ Domesday Book entry for Coddington
  5. ^ Limestone quarrying and lime burning in Coddington
  6. ^ Milling around Newark before 1600
  7. ^ Oral history mentioning Coddington Camp
  8. ^ "Views of Coddington" book

External links[edit]

Media related to Coddington, Nottinghamshire at Wikimedia Commons