Cuckney

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Cuckney
St Marys Church Norton Cuckney Notts IMG 2246.JPG
St Mary's Church Norton Cuckney
Cuckney is located in Nottinghamshire
Cuckney
Cuckney
Cuckney shown within Nottinghamshire
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
Coordinates: 53°14′06″N 1°09′14″W / 53.235°N 1.154°W / 53.235; -1.154
Cuckney Church in the eighteenth century

Cuckney is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Norton and Cuckney, in Bassetlaw district, in the county of Nottinghamshire, England, located between Worksop and Market Warsop.

The A60 road connects Market Warsop and Cuckney via Cuckney Hill. The civil parish was merged with Norton to form Norton and Cuckney.[1]

History[edit]

The grounds of Cuckney Parish Church, a Grade I listed building, contain the remains of Cuckney Castle.

George Sitwell, Ironmaster mined iron locally and he built a blast furnace here in the seventeenth century.[2]

In 1853 there were two large watermills on the river Poulter in Cuckney, one for cotton, another for corn. An earlier cotton mill had burnt down in 1792.

The school[edit]

The upstream mill is now a primary school. Cuckney Church of England Primary School has 140 pupils on its roll.[when?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulletin of change 2014 Final" (PDF). Lgbce. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Philip Riden, 'Sitwell, George (bap. 1601, d. 1667)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 March 2010

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