Costock is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire, England. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 Census was 621. Although Costock is in Nottinghamshire, its closest town and the postal address are Loughborough, across the border in Leicestershire. Costock lies next to the A60 (Nottingham–Loughborough) road.
St Giles' Church
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Costock has a Church of England primary school. St Giles's Church, built in 1350, stands back from the main street of the village. The Anglican Community of the Holy Cross has had a small convent at Highfields, Cotham, since 2011.
The German traveller C. P. Moritz stayed the night on a walking tour in 1782: "There were three inns adjacent to each other in Costock, which, to judge by their exteriors, were dens of the most abject poverty. At the one where I stayed only the landlady was at home.... During the evening I felt a kind of fever, slept disturbed that night and lay in bed very long the next morning until my landlady woke me up, saying she was getting worried on my account. I decided to travel on beyond Leicester by coach."
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 129 Nottingham & Loughborough (Melton Mowbray) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231623.
- "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statoistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- Carl Philip Moritz: Journeys of a German in England in 1782, tr. and ed. Reginald Nettel (New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1965), p. 177.
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