Lambley, Nottinghamshire

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Lambley is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population1,247 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK 62874 45298
Civil parish
  • Lambley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG4
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°00′04″N 1°03′47″W / 53.001°N 1.063°W / 53.001; -1.063Coordinates: 53°00′04″N 1°03′47″W / 53.001°N 1.063°W / 53.001; -1.063

Lambley is a small English village and civil parish near Nottingham, England, mostly untouched by urbanisation, since it lies in a green belt. The population recorded in the 2011 census was 1,247.[1] Its short distance from Nottingham (6.9 miles, 11.1 km) has helped to raise the price of real estate.[2]

Governance and environment[edit]

In local government, Lambley comes under Lambley Parish Council[3] and Gedling Borough Council.

The Lambley Dumbles are secluded places noted for their geology and ancient woodland rich in flowers and ferns. They are accessible along three marked village trails.[4]



Lambley contains the Old English word, lamb, + lēah (Old English), a forest, wood, glade, clearing; (later) a pasture, meadow, and so "Lamb's meadow".[5][6][7]


Flint tools found in fields near the village point to Neolithic and Bronze Age occupation.[8] Lambley is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 by the name of Lambeleia. John de Crumbewell, parson of Lambley, was given a pardon for outlawry in 1360.[9]

The parish church of Holy Trinity is a Grade I listed building.[10] It has been described as "one of the few entirely Perp. village churches in Notts, all of a piece and of felicitous proportions tall and narrow, all the windows high and spacious." The only earlier section is part of the west tower (12th–13th century). The rebuilding was financed by Ralph, Lord Cromwell (see under Famous people).[11]

Nine men born in Lambley are reported to have died in action in the First World War.[12]

Notable people[edit]

In order of birth:


The nearest railway station is at Lowdham (3.4 miles, 5.5 km) on the LincolnNewarkNottingham line.

There are occasional bus services towards Nottingham, Arnold, Netherfield and nearby villages.[13]

The A6097 and A612 trunk roads pass through Lowdham (2.7 miles, 4.3 km).


At the end of Year Six, most pupils at Lambley Primary School[14] transfer to the Colonel Frank Seely School in Calverton for their secondary education. The most recent Ofsted report for Lambley Primary School, in January 2014, rated it Good for pupil achievement, teaching quality, pupil behaviour and safety, and leadership and management. It had 109 pupils aged 4–11 at the time.[15]

The school has its own website.[16]


The businesses in Lambley include a general store and others dealing with the motor trade, skiing equipment, bars and catering, accountancy, architecture, horticultural nursery, boarding kennels, and caravan storage.

The village has two pubs: the Woodlark Inn and the Robin Hood Inn.

A crematorium, the fourth in Nottinghamshire, opened in 2017.[17]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Average house prices up in Nottinghamshire". 2 April 2014.
  3. ^ Lambley Village Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ Map here. Lambley History Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ J. Gover, A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton (eds), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p. 171.
  6. ^ A. D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p. 212.
  7. ^ E. Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p. 284.
  8. ^ Lambley History Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ Southwell Church History Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  10. ^ Official description. Southwell Church History Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  11. ^ a b Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England. Nottinghamshire (London, 1951), pp. 91–92.
  12. ^ We Will Remember Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  13. ^ Timetables. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Lambley Primary School - Wikimapia".
  15. ^ Ofsted report Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  16. ^ Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  17. ^ First funeral to be held next week at new crematorium in Lambley Gedling Eye 3 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2019

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