Colston Bassett

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St John the Divine

Colston Bassett is a small 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 opened in 1913, and is one of only five that are permitted to make Stilton cheese. It also manufactures smaller quantities of white Stilton and Shropshire Blue.

Colston Bassett is also home to an old market cross, the ruined church of St Mary, the 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