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A view of Egmanton looking east from the church entrance gate
Egmanton is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population286 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK733687
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWARK
Postcode districtNG22
Dialling code01777
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°12′41″N 0°53′58″W / 53.21151°N 0.89951°W / 53.21151; -0.89951Coordinates: 53°12′41″N 0°53′58″W / 53.21151°N 0.89951°W / 53.21151; -0.89951

Egmanton is a small village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England, and is located one mile south of Tuxford and one mile north of Laxton. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 Census was 286.[1] The name derives from the Old English words for Ecgmund's farm/settlement.

The nearest larger towns are Retford and Newark-on-Trent. It is located approximately 35 metres above sea level.

It is part of the Caunton Ward of the administrative district of Newark and Sherwood District Council and the county of Nottinghamshire. It lies within the Parliamentary constituency of Newark.

Egmanton was mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086.

According to the 2001 census it has 254 inhabitants in 101 households [1]. The amenities include an Anglican church, a village hall (formerly the old school) and a pub, 'The Old Plough'.

The main economic activity in the village is farming.

Historical sites[edit]

Egmanton Church – 'Our Lady of Egmanton Church'[edit]

A view of Egmanton Church from the south

Egmanton church is best known for the Shrine of Our Lady of Egmanton contained within the church itself. A pilgrimage takes place to commemorate the shrine. [2] [3]

More information on Egmanton Church [4][permanent dead link] [5]

Egmanton Castle[edit]

The Old Plough, Egmanton

Egmanton Castle consists of the remains of a Motte and Bailey style castle. It is commonly known as Gaddick Hill.

Medieval fish ponds[edit]

To the west of the village off Kirton road are some earthworks which are the remains of medieval fish ponds, now dry. The following links provide more information on the importance of fish ponds to people in the Middle Ages. [6] [7]


A tower windmill was located at the southern end of Mill Lane (grid reference SK733683).

Oil fields[edit]

Oil has been produced from the East Midlands oil fields since 1939 with some production wells located around Egmanton. Although many have now closed, some of these wells remain in production to this day. On a national scale the level of production was never significant. [8]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 April 2016.

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