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Misterton is located in the far north-east of both Bassetlaw and Nottinghamshire between Walkeringham to the south and Haxey (in North Lincolnshire) to the north. The east of the village is bordered by the River Trent and the west by farmland. The village is situated six miles north-west of Gainsborough (6 miles by road) on the busy A161 which runs between Beckingham and Goole. The Doncaster to Lincoln Line runs north-south to the east of the village. Currently there is no station on the line between Gainsborough and Doncaster. The village is the last along the A161 road (going north), before Lincolnshire – the Isle of Axholme. The B1403 meets the main road here, which is for Gringley-on-the-Hill. The A161 is the main road through to the Isle of Axholme, entering it when half a mile north of crossing the River Idle at Haxey Gate Bridge next to the Haxey Gate Inn; the river meets the Trent in the parish. The Trent Valley Way and Cuckoo Way, which follow the Chesterfield Canal at this point, cross the Trent at West Stockwith.
The parish boundary is determined by the River Idle (through Misterton Soss) and railway line to the north-east, then follows the county boundary (again the River Idle), then to the west follows the Gringley and Misterton Boundary Drain. It crosses Fountain Hill, then follows Fox Covert Lane near the primary school to meet the Trent.
According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,223.
The Misterton Ward of Bassetlaw District Council contains the villages of West Stockwith and Misterton, but exclude Stockwith Road (or Newells Terrace), Bramley Way and Pippin Close, which fall within the Walkeringham parish.
The place-name Misterton seems to contain the Old English word mynster, a monastery, the church of a monastery or religious body, a church served by secular clergy, + tūn (Old English) meaning an enclosure, a farmstead, a village, an estate, etc, so possibly 'Monastery farm/settlement'.
The village primary school is located on Grove Wood Road, on the former secondary school site. The former primary school buildings on High Street are now home to the Youth & Community Centre. There is a library next to the Youth & Community Centre and a Co-op on the other side of High Street. There is a fire station to the south of the village, just inside the parish of Walkeringham.
The village contains two pubs, the Red Hart and the Haxey Gate Inn. There were at one time also the Windmill (demolished 1974) on High Street, the Packet Inn (closed in 2002 and subsequently demolished) next to the canal and lower lock and Misterton Sports Social Club (closed in 2016).
The parish church is called All Saints and is part of the Church of England diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. The east window of the Holy Cross chapel was designed by John Piper and made by his glassmaker, Patrick Reyntiens.
Misterton United football club has been a village club run by the local community for many years. The club now ranges from junior level through to senior level also with a girls team. It plays in the Gainsborough district league and the Doncaster junior league.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p.36; 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
- National Archives: E 31/2/2/3826.
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