Colston Bassett

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St John the Divine

Colston Bassett is a small English village in the Vale of Belvoir in the south-east of Nottinghamshire close to its border with Leicestershire. Lying on the River Smite, it had a population in 2001 of 225, including Wiverton Hall, and increasing to 399 at the 2011 Census.[1]


The village dairy, which opened in 1913, is one of only five that are permitted to name their blue cheese Stilton cheese. It also manufactures smaller quantities of White Stilton and Shropshire Blue.

Colston Bassett is also home to an old market cross, a ruined church of St Mary, Colston Bassett Preparatory School for children between 4–11 years, and a pub, the Martins Arms.

The parish church is St John's Church, Colston Bassett.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016.

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Coordinates: 52°53′35″N 0°57′40″W / 52.893°N 0.961°W / 52.893; -0.961