Walkeringham

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Walkeringham
Walkeringham is located in Nottinghamshire
Walkeringham
Walkeringham
Walkeringham shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 1,022 (2011)
OS grid reference SK771923
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DONCASTER
Postcode district DN10
Dialling code 01427
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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NottinghamshireCoordinates: 53°25′N 0°50′W / 53.42°N 0.84°W / 53.42; -0.84

Walkeringham is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 908,[1] increasing to 1,022 at the 2011 census.[2] > The parish church of St Mary Magdalen is 13th century.[3] It has one public house: The Fox and Hounds.

Southmoor lodge, employs 29 local people to care for 40 older peoples. It also has a former station house (now a private residence) and a level crossing across Station Road. The end of Station Road is cut off by the River Trent. Walkeringham's housing was extended in the mid-1960s to accommodate the workers of West Burton Power Station. The village also has a small school, which has recently been extended with a new hall (2010).

Toponomy[edit]

The place-name Walkeringham seems to contain an Old English personal name Walhhere, + -ingas (Old English) meaning the people of . . . ; the people called after . . . , + hām (Old English) a village, a village community, a manor, an estate, a homestead., etc, so possibly ‘village of the people of a man called Walhhere.[4]

Walkeringham appears in the Domesday survey of 1086 as Wacheringeham and as Wacheringham.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Walkeringham CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistice. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. page 362. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. ^ J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p.41; A. D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p.362; E. Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p.492
  5. ^ National Archives: E 31/2/2/3636

External links[edit]

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