Cropwell Bishop

Cropwell Bishop is a village and civil parish in the borough of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire. The population taken at the 2011 Census was 1,853.[2] The village has one of a select six creameries that produce Stilton cheese.

Cropwell Bishop
Cropwell Bishop is located in Nottinghamshire
Cropwell Bishop
Cropwell Bishop
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population1,853 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Cropwell Bishop [1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG12
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°54′49″N 0°59′05″W / 52.9136°N 0.9848°W / 52.9136; -0.9848Coordinates: 52°54′49″N 0°59′05″W / 52.9136°N 0.9848°W / 52.9136; -0.9848


It is 1.2 miles to the east of the A46 in the NG12 postcode. The next village to the north is Cropwell Butler. Both villages form part of the Vale of Belvoir. The Grantham Canal runs along the edge of the village.


Composed of 12 households, Crophille was in Bingham Wapentake in 1086.[3] In the 12th or 13th century, the wapentake became known as Bingham Hundred until the end of the 19th century.


Cropwell Bishop Creamery[4] produces select Stilton cheese on the junction of Field Lane and Nottingham Road. The village pubs are The Chequers on Church Street, The Wheatsheaf Inn on Nottingham Road and, towards the edge of the village, The Lime Kiln on the corner of Colston Road and Swab's Lane has now become a preschool play group. The parish church is St. Giles. There was a Co-op on Church Street which serves as the local store and Post Office but this has now moved to a new site opposite The Wheatsheaf pub on Nottingham Road.

There is also a family run butcher, a hairdressing salon, a sandwich and coffee shop and a beauty salon. It has a highly regarded primary school, Cropwell Bishop Primary School, which feeds into the nearby secondary school, Toothill Comprehensive.

In November 2009 the village Scout group (1st Cropwell Bishop) re-opened after an absence of 15 years.


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  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  3. ^ Open Domesday Online: Cropwell (Bishop)
  4. ^ Cropwell Bishop Creamery

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