Caunton is a village and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire on the A616, six miles north-west of Newark-on-Trent, in the NG23 postcode. The population (including Maplebeck and Winkburn) of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 483.[1]

Caunton Mill and Village
Caunton is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population483 (2011 Census)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWARK
Postcode districtNG23
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°08′N 0°53′W / 53.133°N 0.883°W / 53.133; -0.883

The village is notable for its association with Samuel Hole, who is buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew's Church. He was the village's vicar for a short while before becoming Dean of Rochester and lived in the manor. The manor house now has its own equestrian centre and a mini golf course.

The village pubs are The Plough and the country pub, Caunton Beck, both on Main Street.

Caunton Mill, also known as Sharp's Mill, was a 43 ft brick tower windmill, with an ogee cap, built before 1825. It was out of use in the 1930s. The mill survives without its cap, machinery and gallery.[2]

Caunton was used as a filming location for the majority of the second-series episodes of the popular British comedy drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, about a group of seven British migrant construction workers, with Beesthorpe Hall being used as Thornely Manor which was being renovated as part of the storyline.[3]

The hamlet of Knapthorpe is to the south of the village and A616 road, and within the parish boundary.[4]

HMS Caunton, named after the village, was a Ton class minesweeper from 18 December 1952 to 1970.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. Page 11. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3
  3. ^ "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - Locations Series 2: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Newcastle and Marbella". Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ GENUKI. "Genuki: Caunton, Nottinghamshire". Retrieved 21 January 2021.

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Coordinates: 53°08′N 0°53′W / 53.133°N 0.883°W / 53.133; -0.883