Oxton, Nottinghamshire

Oxton is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, with a 568 residents at the 2011 census.[2] It is located 5 miles west of Southwell, 5 miles north of Lowdham, 10 miles NE of Nottingham and 2 miles NE of Calverton, and lies on the B6386, and is very close to the A6097 trunk road.

Oxton

St Peter & St Paul's Church
Oxton
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population568 [1]
OS grid referenceSK 62862 51305
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSOUTHWELL
Postcode districtNG25
Dialling code0115
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament

Oxton has a church dedicated to St Peter & St Paul;[3] a post office and two pubs. Oxton also has two fords – a small ford within the village itself, and a much larger ford on Beanford Lane – often as deep as 1 ft whilst remaining open to all traffic. It is however closed each March, so that the toads found in the swamp-like area,which the ford crosses, can breed.

Toponomy

Oxton seems to contain the Old English word for an ox, oxa, + tūn (Old English), an enclosure; a farmstead; a village; an estate.., so 'Ox farm or settlement'.[4]

Notable resident

Bus services

NottsBus

747: Oxton – Calverton – Lowdham

References

  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  2. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (1979), p.286
  4. J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p.172; A.D.Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p.265; E .Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p.356
  5. "No. 35859". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 January 1943. pp. 283–284.

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