Mattersey

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Mattersey
Mattersey is located in Nottinghamshire
Mattersey
Mattersey
Mattersey shown within Nottinghamshire
Population792 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK689893
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDONCASTER
Postcode districtDN10
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°24′N 0°58′W / 53.40°N 0.96°W / 53.40; -0.96Coordinates: 53°24′N 0°58′W / 53.40°N 0.96°W / 53.40; -0.96

Mattersey is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. It is located about 6 miles north of Retford and sits close to the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, being just under 13 miles from Doncaster. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 779,[1] increasing to 792 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Within the parish lies the settlement of Mattersey Thorpe, originally consisting of a few farms. During World War II many poorly built bungalows were constructed. The streets thus formed were named after prominent figures of the war. (Keyes, Bloomfield, Churchill, Bader, Wavell, Cunningham etc.)

The parish church of All Saints is 14th century. About a mile to the east of the village are the remains of Mattersey Priory on a gravel island in the River Idle.[3]

On 21 January 1999, four people died when a Tornado GR1 jet from RAF Cottesmore collided with a Cessna light aircraft above the village. The Cessna crashed into sugar-beet fields close to a school while the Tornado continued flying over woodland spilling fuel before crashing into fields about a mile away, exploding before impact. The Tornado was on a training mission, the Italian trainee was ejected from the aircraft on impact, some local villagers witnessed the parachute descending but it is thought he hadn't survived the initial impact of the two aircraft..

Noted ex residents include Dan Styring who held the record in 2010 for having webbing between only the left toes and the shortest sausage in Nottinghamshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Mattersey CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. pp 177–178. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mattersey at Wikimedia Commons