Sturton le Steeple

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Sturton le Steeple
Sturton le Steeple is located in Nottinghamshire
Sturton le Steeple
Sturton le Steeple
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population486 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK787838
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRETFORD[1]
Postcode districtDN22
Dialling code(44)01427
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°21′N 0°49′W / 53.35°N 0.82°W / 53.35; -0.82Coordinates: 53°21′N 0°49′W / 53.35°N 0.82°W / 53.35; -0.82

Sturton le Steeple is a village located 6 miles east of Retford, Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population (including Littleborough, Notts) of 497,[2] reducing slightly to 486 as at the 2011 Census.[3]

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul has a 14th-century tower with 12 pinnacles. The rest of the church was rebuilt after a fire in 1901–02.[4] The church contains a marble slab marking the final resting place of the well-known Parliamentary commander Francis Thornhagh

Pastor John Robinson was born in Sturton Le Steeple about 1576, the first child of John and Ann Robinson. John Robinson was the founder of the Pilgrims who sailed to North America in the Mayflower.


  1. ^ "Villages within the Retford post town" (accessed 3 November 2014).
  2. ^ "Area: Sturton le Steeple CP (Parish)"
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. pp 340–341. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

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