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The Magna Charta, Lowdham, Notts - geograph.org.uk - 386345.jpg
Lowdham war memorial
with The Magna Charta pub in the background
Lowdham is located in Nottinghamshire
 Lowdham shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 2,832 (2001)
OS grid reference SK6646
Civil parish Lowdham
District Newark and Sherwood
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG14
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Newark
List of places

Coordinates: 53°00′47″N 1°00′29″W / 53.013°N 1.008°W / 53.013; -1.008

Lowdham is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire between Nottingham and Southwell. It is in the Newark and Sherwood district, and at the 2001 census, had a population of 2,832.[1] The dual carriageway to the north and Doncaster cuts the village in two.

Origin of the name[edit]

Lowdham means "village by the loud stream", from Old English hlud "loud" and ham "village, homestead". The name was recorded as Lideheme in 1046, suggesting Old English hlid "slope" as the first element, with Old Norse heimr (as in Blenheim), cognate with Old English ham "homestead, village".


The old church and the castle mound are to the west of the bypass. St Mary's Church, Lowdham dates back to before the 14th century.

To the north east of the bypass is Lowdham Mill. There is now little sign of the frame knitting industry that was important in this area in the 19th century. In 1844 there were 94 stocking frames working in Lowdham.


Lowdham railway station is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line. Two miles from the railway station is HMP Lowdham Grange.

Village pubs are The Railway, The Magna Charta,[2] The Worlds End (formally The Plough and still located on Plough Lane) and The Old Ship which is the only remaining village pub with a lounge and bar layout.

Bus services[edit]

Nottingham City Transport

  • 26: Nottingham - Carlton - Gedling - Burton Joyce - Lowdham
  • 47: Nottingham - Mapperley - Lambley - Woodborough - Calverton - Epperstone - Lowdham - Gunthorpe
  • 100: Nottingham - Carlton - Gedling - Burton Joyce - Lowdham - Southwell

AOT Coaches

  • 5: Victoria Park - Netherfield - Stoke Bardolph - Burton Joyce - Lowdham - Epperstone - Woodborough - Calverton - Oxton


  1. ^ "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Newark and Sherwood". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/TheMagnaCharta

External links[edit]

Media related to Lowdham at Wikimedia Commons