The parish church of St Giles was built c. 1300 in Decorated style, and was partially reconstructed in 1845. There is also a pub in Elkesley named the Robin Hood and also a small shop and a primary school, which in January 2008, 82 pupils attended.
The Highways Agency (HA) has acknowledged that access to and from the village is difficult and implemented a temporary speed limit of 50 mph in the 1990s. The HA started a consultation in 2005, with an exhibition held at Elkesley village hall in February 2008. A Public Inquiry was planned for 2010 but postponed pending the outcome of the Spending Review.
In 2013, construction began on a bridge connecting Elkesley to the A1 road. It opened in mid-late 2015.
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- "£5 million plans to improve access at A1 Elkesley, near Retford, to go on display to the public". Highways Agency. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
- "A1 Elkesley Junctions Improvement". Highways Agency. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
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