East Drayton

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East Drayton
East Drayton is located in Nottinghamshire
East Drayton
East Drayton
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population252 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK775751
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRETFORD
Postcode districtDN22
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°16′N 0°50′W / 53.26°N 0.84°W / 53.26; -0.84Coordinates: 53°16′N 0°50′W / 53.26°N 0.84°W / 53.26; -0.84

East Drayton is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 212,[1] increasing to 252 at the 2011 Census.[2] It is located 3 miles west of Dunham-on-Trent. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is 13th or 14th century in date. Nicholas Hawksmoor the architect was born here.[3]

East Drayton was originally known simply as Drayton, and was recorded under that name in the Domesday Book of 1086.[4] "East" was added to distinguish the place from the village of West Drayton, 4 miles west.

A windmill was recorded at East Drayton in 1712, a post mill with a full width enclosed porch and porthole-like windows with shutters. It was possibly moved here from Lincolnshire.

The village has a typical English pub with a Scottish hint, it also has a village sports club with a Saturday Football team during the winter months and in the summer a Saturday and Sunday cricket team.


  1. ^ "Area: East Drayton CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. pp 113–114. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. ^ "The Domesday Book Online". Retrieved 31 August 2020.

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