Costock

Costock is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire, England.[1][2] The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 621.[3] It was estimated at 664 in 1998.[4] Although in Nottinghamshire, Costock's closest town is Loughborough in Leicestershire.

Costock
Costock Church - geograph.org.uk - 7989.jpg
St Giles' Church
Costock is located in Nottinghamshire
Costock
Costock
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population621 (2011 Census)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode districtLE12
Dialling code01509
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
Websitehttps://costockparishcouncil.org.uk/
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
52°49′55″N 1°08′42″W / 52.83191°N 1.14507°W / 52.83191; -1.14507Coordinates: 52°49′55″N 1°08′42″W / 52.83191°N 1.14507°W / 52.83191; -1.14507

AmenitiesEdit

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.

TransportEdit

Costock lies next to the main A60, Nottingham to Loughborough road.

The No. 9 bus service between Nottingham and Loughborough operates at least once an hour, seven days a week. It is operated by Kinchbus.[5] East Midlands Airport lies 10 miles away.

18th-century visitorEdit

The German traveller K. P. Moritz stayed the night while on a walking tour of England 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."[6]

Neighbouring villagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 129 Nottingham & Loughborough (Melton Mowbray), Ordnance Survey, 2014, ISBN 9780319231623
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  4. ^ City Population. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. ^ Timetable.
  6. ^ Carl Philip Moritz: Journeys of a German in England in 1782, translated and edited by Reginald Nettel (New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1965), p. 177.

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