Misson, Nottinghamshire

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St.John the Baptist's church - geograph.org.uk - 1575282.jpg
St John the Baptist's Misson
Misson is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population745 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK690949
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDN10
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
53°27′N 0°58′W / 53.45°N 0.96°W / 53.45; -0.96Coordinates: 53°27′N 0°58′W / 53.45°N 0.96°W / 53.45; -0.96

Misson is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. It is located 12 miles north of Retford, and not directly accessible from the rest of Nottinghamshire. Misson Springs, which lie north of the village itself, is the northernmost place within the county. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 698,[1] increasing to 711 at the 2011 census.[2]

The parish church of St John the Baptist was rebuilt after extensive damage by lightning in 1894. About a mile north-west of the village is RAF Misson.[3]

Permission has been granted for test for shale gas in Misson.[4]


The place-name Misson is possibly a derivative of an Old English word, mos, 'moss, marsh, bog', hence 'mossy or marshy place'. Alternatively the name may contain Old Norse mysni, 'a water-plant’, perhaps the water-arum.[5]

Misson appears in the Domesday survey of 1086 as Misna and Misne.[6]


  1. ^ "Area: Misson CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. page 178. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. ^ "Shale gas drilling plan in Misson approved". BBC News. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  5. ^ J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p.87; A. D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p.244; E. Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p.328
  6. ^ National Archives: E 31/2/2/3734

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