Walesby, Nottinghamshire

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Walesby
Walesby - church nave.jpg
Walesby Church
Walesby is located in Nottinghamshire
Walesby
Walesby
Walesby shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 1,266 (2011)
OS grid reference SK683707
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWARK
Postcode district NG22
Dialling code 01623
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°14′N 0°59′W / 53.23°N 0.98°W / 53.23; -0.98Coordinates: 53°14′N 0°59′W / 53.23°N 0.98°W / 53.23; -0.98

Walesby is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 1,255 people,[1] increasing slightly to 1,266 at the 2011 census.[2] It is located 16 miles (26 km) north of Newark. The parish church of St Edmund is Perpendicular in style[3] The title, Baron Walesby, is held by the occupants of Lound Hall, in the neighbouring village of Bothamsall, along with Lord Bevercotes. The title's Lord Walesby, Bevercotes and Bothamsall can only be inheritied concurrent with Lound Hall. The former noble proprietor being the Duke of Newcastle who was then the Earl of Clare who sold the land and manor house in the mid 1700s, which is now Lound Hall and Lound Hall Estate, east of Bothamsall village.

The village is famous for its forest, part of which forms a 250-acre (1.0 km2) Scout camp site. Along with the two public houses, the Red Lion and the Carpenter's Arms, there is a garage and a primary school. Also there is a small park with a skate ramp and playground. The Walesby Forest Scout Camp is just outside the village. It hosts international scouting festivals amongst other events. The village and scout camp are also located by a series of streams and the villages of Milton, Kirton, Boughton (pronounced Boot'n) and the town of New Ollerton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area:Walesby CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

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