Hawksworth, Nottinghamshire

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Hawksworth is located in Nottinghamshire
Hawksworth shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 122 (2011)
OS grid reference SK752434
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG13
Dialling code 01949
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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52°59′N 0°53′W / 52.98°N 0.88°W / 52.98; -0.88Coordinates: 52°59′N 0°53′W / 52.98°N 0.88°W / 52.98; -0.88

Hawksworth is a village in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England. It lies 10 miles (16 km) south of Newark-on-Trent and adjacent to the villages of Flintham, Sibthorpe, Thoroton, Scarrington and Screveton. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 127,[1] which fell slightly to 122 in the 2011 census.[2]


The place-name Hawksworth seems to contain an Old English personal name, Hoc, + worð (Old English), an enclosure, so "Hoc's enclosure".[3] [4][5] Later the first element was altered through the influence of the Old Norse haukr , a hawk.[5] Hawksworth appears in the Domesday survey of 1086 as Hochesuorde and Huchesworde.[6]


Historically, Hawksworth lay in Bingham Wapentake or hundred until 1894, when it joined Bingham Rural District under a general reform of local government. A Neolithic axe head was found at Glebe Farm in 1916.[7] The village is mentioned twice in the Domesday Book[8] with a taxable value in total of 1.7 geld units.

The Church of St. Mary and All Saints, Hawksworth, listed Grade II*, is Norman in origin, with an elaborate tympanum, but was almost completely rebuilt in the 19th century. There is a Saxon cross shaft.[9] The rebuilding of the church took place in 1812–13 (nave), 1837 (north aisle) and 1851 (chancel). The brick tower dates from the 17th century.[10]

The village has five other Grade II buildings, all in Town Street: walls at Top Farm; Hawksworth Manor House and pigeoncote; Hawksworth Place (the former rectory) and adjoining walls; model farm buildings at Top Farm; and Yew Tree Farm and adjoining wall.[11]

Enclosure took place in 1761.[12] The population in 1870–72 was given as 176 and the number of houses as 40.[13]

The National School built in 1844 is now a private house, as is the Wesleyan chapel of 1883. The old telephone kiosk is used as a free book exchange.[7] Hawksworth village has been a conservation area since February 2010.[12]

Notable person[edit]

George Storer MP (1814–1888), a Conservative politician, was born in the village.

Longstanding firm[edit]

The predecessor of the firm of W. B. Stubbs (Hawksworth) Ltd was founded in 1835 by a local blacksmith. These days it makes a variety of equipment for stables.[7]

Transport and facilities[edit]

Hawksworth lies 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the A46 road between Leicester and Newark on Trent. It has a bus service consisting of two runs each way on Tuesdays and Thursdays, serving Lowdham, Bingham, Orston and Bottesford. The nearest frequent daily bus service is between Bingham (5 miles, 8 km) and Nottingham. The nearest station is at Aslockton (3 miles, 4.8 km), which has roughly two-hourly services to Nottingham, Grantham and beyond.

There is a monthly church service at the Anglican parish church, at 9 a. m. on the fourth Sunday in the month.[14] Scarrington Methodist Church (1.8 miles, 2.9 km) has a service every second Sunday and monthly Bible study.

There are primary schools at Aslockton (3 miles, 4.8 km) and Orston (3.2 miles, 5.1 km), and primary and secondary schools at Bingham (5 miles, 8 km). Bingham also has the nearest shopping and medical facilities. The closest pubs are the Royal Oak at Car Colston (2.7 miles, 4.3 km)[15] and the Cranmer Arms at Aslockton.[16]


  1. ^ "Area: Hawksworth CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  3. ^ A. D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p. 171.
  4. ^ E. Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p. 227.
  5. ^ a b J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p. 226.
  6. ^ National Archives: E31/2/2/3907
  7. ^ a b c Nottinghamshire Villages Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  8. ^ Domesday map [1].
  9. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus: The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (Harmondsworth, Middx: Penguin, 1979), pp. 139–40.
  10. ^ Corpus of Romanesque Architecture Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  11. ^ Listed Buildings in Hawksworth Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  12. ^ a b Rushcliffe Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  13. ^ Vision of Britain Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  14. ^ A Church Near You Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  15. ^ Royal Oak Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  16. ^ Cranmer Arms Retrieved 23 January 2016.

External links[edit]

  • The conservation area appraisal has photographs of many features of the village. [2]

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