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Darlton is a small village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. the population of the civil parish was 102 at the 2001 Census increasing to 110 at the 2011 Census.[2] It is on the A57 road about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north-east of Tuxford.

Darlton
Darlton is located in Nottinghamshire
Darlton
Darlton
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population102 [1]
OS grid referenceSK773735
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWARK
Postcode districtNG22
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°15′N 0°50′W / 53.25°N 0.84°W / 53.25; -0.84Coordinates: 53°15′N 0°50′W / 53.25°N 0.84°W / 53.25; -0.84

The Church of England parish church of St Giles is 12th century and is in the Transitional style. In 1855 it was heavily restored by the architect T.C. Hine.[3]

Kingshaugh House was originally a hunting lodge built to serve the eastern Le Clay division of Sherwood Forest. It was fortified with earthworks in a rebellion of 1196 against King John. A new lodge was built in 1210–11 at a cost of £550 but was abandoned after 1217. The present Kingshaugh House is a late 17th-century farmhouse that appears to incorporate some masonry from the lodge.[4]

Darlton is the birthplace of Charles Read (1604–1669), who became a wealthy shipper in Kingston upon Hull. In 1667 Read founded a grammar school and a set of almshouses at Drax in Yorkshire. When Read died, his will founded further grammar schools at Tuxford in Nottinghamshire and Corby Glen in Lincolnshire.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Area:Darlton CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. pp 111–112. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. ^ http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/kingshaugh.htm

External linksEdit

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