Gamston, Bassetlaw

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Gamston is located in Nottinghamshire
Gamston shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 246 (2011)
OS grid reference SK705765
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RETFORD
Postcode district DN22
Dialling code 01777
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°17′N 0°56′W / 53.28°N 0.94°W / 53.28; -0.94Coordinates: 53°17′N 0°56′W / 53.28°N 0.94°W / 53.28; -0.94

Gamston is a village and civil parish four miles south of Retford in the county of Nottinghamshire. The village lies on the A638 road between Retford and the Markham Moor junction with the A1 and the A57 roads. The population of the civil parish as at the 2011 Census was 246.[1] The River Idle lies to the west of the village.

Gamston was home to a rectory in the past, and today forms the name of a lane in the village.[2] The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

To the east of the village, beyond the East Coast railway line, is Gamston Wood. The ancient parish wood[3] was purchased by the Forestry Commission in 1984 and covers 41 hectares (100 acres). The area has been designated as a Site of Specific Interest.[4]


The village is home to one school, Gamston Church of England Primary School.

Retford Gamston Airport[edit]

Retford Gamston Airport, a former RAF aerodrome, is a small airport based to the west of the village on the B6387 road. The airport is used for small private aircraft as well as the base for several flying schools.


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Young, Rev. Evelyn. "Chapter V. Ecclesiastical affairs (2)". A History of Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire History. Archived from the original on 3 October 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Country Walk Summary – GAMSTON WOOD Near RETFORD". Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Gamston Wood Nature Reserve". The Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 

External links[edit]

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