Edingley is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 390,[1] increasing to 443 at the 2011 Census.[2] It is located 3 miles north-west of Southwell.

Edingley is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population443 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK666557
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWARK
Postcode districtNG22
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
53°05′N 1°00′W / 53.09°N 1.00°W / 53.09; -1.00Coordinates: 53°05′N 1°00′W / 53.09°N 1.00°W / 53.09; -1.00

The name Edingley contains the Old English personal name, Eddi, + lēah (Old English), a forest, wood, glade, clearing; (later) a pasture, meadow.'...so 'Eddi's wood/clearing'.[3]

The parish church of St Giles is Norman, almost completely rebuilt in 1890.[4] It is a largely agricultural parish with two local businesses- Highfields→ nursing home and Forrest Feeds. Its allotments are historic and the plot originally held the poor house and is the same plot as in the enclosure act of 1781 and formally surveyed in 1899.[5]

The village school was built in 1911–12 and closed in the 1960s. The private Edgehill school took over the building and extended northwards with a series of temporary buildings. This closed in 1996. The same building, known as the Old Schoolroom, is now the village community hall. A recently completed extension has greatly improved its function and amenity, giving two function rooms, indoor W.C.s and a kitchen, which are all universally accessible.


  1. ^ "Area: Edingley CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  3. ^ J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p.160; A.D.Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p.125; E .Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p.160
  4. ^ N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire (1979), p.118
  5. ^ John Watts:-A history of Edingley

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