We are a small and friendly community with approximately 120 households containing around 350 residents.
The village enjoys excellent transport links being close to East Midlands Airport while high speed rail connections to London can be found at both Grantham and Loughborough stations. The A46 dual carriageway is 2 miles from the village and provides a fast link to both the M1 (southbound) and the A1 (northbound).
Click here for an extract from White’s Directory of 1853 in relation to the Parish.
Click here for Google’s map of the location of the village.
The boundary of the 16 hectare Conservation Area includes nearly all of the built-up area and its population of 265 people. Designated in 1973, it includes 15 Listed Buildings or structures.
The Grade I Listed church of St Luke is mostly 13th century, with 14th century work in the tower. Remains of the south arcade from 1200 can also be seen. This small but very attractive church of brown sandstone has unfortunately weathered badly – the tower’s buttresses are all but worn away. Of interest in the porch is a fragment of the Norman tympanum (a semi-circular frieze above a door).
Buildings within the village are loosely grouped but harmoniously linked by walls, fences, mature hedges and trees. Typical of south Nottinghamshire, red brick with roofs of slate or clay pantile are the predominant building materials.
At the Old Rectory, a plaque can be found on which the ornamental legend reads “NON SIBI SOLI AD1854″ meaning “Not for oneself alone”.
Click here for a map of the official Conservation Area.