Colston Bassett is a small English village in the Vale of Belvoir in the south-east of Nottinghamshire close to its border with Leicestershire. Lying on the River Smite, it had a population in 2001 of 225, including Wiverton Hall, and increasing to 399 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Colston Bassett
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St John's Church, Colston Bassett
Colston Bassett is located in Nottinghamshire
Colston Bassett
Colston Bassett
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population399 (2011 Census)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNOTTINGHAM
Postcode districtNG12
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
52°53′35″N 0°57′40″W / 52.893°N 0.961°W / 52.893; -0.961

HeritageEdit

The village dairy, which opened in 1913, is one of only five that are permitted to name their blue cheese Stilton cheese. It also manufactures smaller quantities of White Stilton and Shropshire Blue.

Colston Bassett contains an old market cross, a ruined church of St Mary, Colston Bassett Preparatory School for children between 4–11 years, and a pub, the Martins Arms.

The parish church is St John's Church, Colston Bassett.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016.

External linksEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Colston Bassett at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°53′35″N 0°57′40″W / 52.893°N 0.961°W / 52.893; -0.961