North Leverton with Habblesthorpe

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Windmill

North Leverton with Habblesthorpe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Nottinghamshire. The population (including Coates) as at the 2011 Census was 1,047.[1]

Unlike other civil parishes with a name of the form "X with Y", North Leverton with Habblesthorpe is shown as such on Ordnance Survey maps and thus has the longest name of a village in England and is the second longest in Europe, behind a Welsh village.

The village has a working windmill which was built in 1813 and is a grade II* listed building. The windmill is open every Saturday and sells wholemeal flour and souvenirs. There is no admission fee to enter the mill, but there is a donation box and all donations go towards the upkeep of the mill. The village also has a local Primary school with a highly regarded reputation, a parish church, a small village store/post office, and a pub; The Royal Oak.

The parish church of St Martin is medieval, the oldest part being the south doorway of ca. 1200. The ornate window tracery of the south aisle and the chancel, dating from ca. 1300–40, is the chief feature of interest. The west tower is Perpendicular. Habblesthorpe Manor is a small early 17th century brick built house.

Paul Mayfield, the secretary of the Retford Branch of the Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club is a famous resident of North Leverton with Habblesthorpe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to North Leverton with Habblesthorpe at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°19′44″N 0°49′19″W / 53.329°N 0.822°W / 53.329; -0.822