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Darlton is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population102 [1]
OS grid referenceSK773735
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWARK
Postcode districtNG22
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°15′N 0°50′W / 53.25°N 0.84°W / 53.25; -0.84Coordinates: 53°15′N 0°50′W / 53.25°N 0.84°W / 53.25; -0.84

Darlton is a small village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. It is on the A57 road about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north-east of Tuxford.

The population of the civil parish was 102 at the 2001 Census, increasing to 110 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The Church of England parish church of St Giles is 12th century and is in the Transitional style. In 1855 it was heavily restored by the architect T.C. Hine.[3]

Kingshaugh House was originally a hunting lodge built to serve the eastern Le Clay division of Sherwood Forest. It was fortified with earthworks in a rebellion of 1196 against King John. A new lodge was built in 1210–11 at a cost of £550 but was abandoned after 1217. The present Kingshaugh House is a late 17th-century farmhouse that appears to incorporate some masonry from the lodge.[4]

Darlton is the birthplace of Charles Read (1604–1669), who became a wealthy shipper in Kingston upon Hull. In 1667 Read founded a grammar school and a set of almshouses at Drax in Yorkshire. When Read died, his will founded further grammar schools at Tuxford in Nottinghamshire and Corby Glen in Lincolnshire.

The site of Whimpton Village, a deserted medieval village, is about 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) east of Darlton.


  1. ^ "Area:Darlton CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. pp 111–112. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. ^ "Nottinghamshire history > Articles > Kingshaugh".

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