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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
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
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. the population of the civil parish was 102 at the 2001 Census increasing to 110 at the 2011 Census.[2] It is on the A57 road about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north-east of Tuxford.

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.


  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. ^ http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/kingshaugh.htm

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