Coddington, Nottinghamshire

Coddington is an English village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire. It lies 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Newark-on-Trent. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 972,[1] which increased to 1,684 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Village sign in Coddington
Coddington is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population1,684 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK835545
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWARK
Postcode districtNG24
Dialling code01636
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°05′N 0°45′W / 53.08°N 0.75°W / 53.08; -0.75Coordinates: 53°05′N 0°45′W / 53.08°N 0.75°W / 53.08; -0.75


Coddington Mill was a four-storey brick tower windmill built in 1859 to replace a post mill on the same site (grid reference SK832536). The tower was originally three storeys, raised to four when patent sails were fitted. It had two single and two double patent sails mounted on a cross, rotating anti-clockwise, with an eight-bladed fantail. It ceased working by wind about 1944, after being damaged by a blast from a landmine, and was derelict from 1947 until converted into a house some time after 1983.[3]

A post mill on a different site was recorded in 1818 as being owned by William Else; it had a two-storey roundhouse building. Another mill was advertised in 1818 as a good new erected brick Smock Mill owned by John Else.

Early historyEdit

The Domesday Book calls the area now known as Coddington "Cotta's/Codda's Farm".[4] Little is known for sure after this until about 1320, when "Coddington Stone" was used to build Newark Castle.[5]

A predecessor windmill of one of those mentioned earlier was first recorded in 1597. Around that period, land records begin to appear in relation to the village, which was sometimes known as "Codyngton".[6]

19th centuryEdit

The chapel was built in 1827 and the Church of England National School in 1846. The school gained a local competitor in 1858.

20th–21st centuriesEdit

The A17, built in 1935, runs through the village. The A1 bypass dates from 1963.

When RAF Winthorpe opened in the late 1940s its married quarters were built at Coddington. With the demise of the air base, these houses were sold to the council in 1976. The area of housing, known as the Coddington Camp, was demolished in 1999–2000. The Hutchinson Road estate was constructed nearby in 1999.[7]

The Boundary Commission in 2014 moved the Collington and Coddington District Council area into Balderton North and Coddington wards for the Newark and Sherwood District Council election in 2015–2019.


A new school building was begun in 1956 and formally opened on 28 May 1964. Coddington CofE Primary and Nursery School, with 431 pupils, received an overall ranking of "good" in a short inspection on 15 January 2019, as it had in a full inspection on 25 February 2015.[8] There is an After School Club next to the school[9] In 1938 a Scout troop was formed.

The Anglican parish of All Saints Church, Coddington, is now part of the United Benefice of St Giles, Balderton, All Saints, Barnby in the Willows, and All Saints, Coddington.[10]

Further readingEdit

  • Views of Coddington Coddington History Book – 2007.[11]


  1. ^ "Area:Coddington CP|(Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  3. ^ Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. pp. 12–13. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3
  4. ^ Domesday Book entry for Coddington.
  5. ^ Limestone quarrying and lime burning in Coddington.
  6. ^ Milling around Newark before 1600.
  7. ^ Oral history mentioning Coddington Camp
  8. ^ Inspection report. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  9. ^ Ofsted in 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  10. ^ A Church New You. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Views of Coddington" book Archived 4 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  Media related to Coddington, Nottinghamshire at Wikimedia Commons