St Mary's Church Norton Cuckney
'Cuckney Church in the eighteenth century'
Cuckney is a small village in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, between Worksop and Market Warsop.
The A60 road connects Market Warsop and Cuckney via Cuckney Hill.
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.
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 upstream mill is now a primary school. Cuckney Church of England Primary School has 140 pupils on its role.
- ^ Philip Riden, ‘Sitwell, George (bap. 1601, d. 1667)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 March 2010
Coordinates: 53°14′06″N 1°09′14″W / 53.235°N 1.154°W