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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 3,334 (2011)
OS grid reference SK6646
Civil parish
  • Lowdham
Shire county
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
List of places
53°00′47″N 1°00′29″W / 53.013°N 1.008°W / 53.013; -1.008Coordinates: 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] increasing to 3,334 at the 2011 Census.[2] The dual carriageway to the north and Doncaster cuts the village in two.

Origin of the name[edit]

This seems to be an Old English masculine personal nickname, Hluda, + hām (Old English), village, a village community, a manor, an estate, a homestead., so ' Hluda's homestead or village'.[3]


The old church and the castle mound are to the west of the bypass. St Mary's Church 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.

Notable people[edit]

In birth order:


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,[4], the World's End (formally the Plough and still located in Plough Lane), and the Old Ship. All have open lounge/bar layouts and are situated near the centre of the village.

The retail services include two general stores, a sub-post office, several take-away eating places, a filling station and a bookshop.[5]

Bus services[edit]

Nottingham City Transport

  • 26: Nottingham – Carlton – Gedling – Burton Joyce – Lowdham
  • 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. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p.171; A.D.Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p.227; E .Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p.305
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Retrieved 14 July 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lowdham at Wikimedia Commons