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Coordinates: 53°15′N 0°50′W / 53.25°N 0.84°W / 53.25; -0.84

Darlton
Darlton is located in Nottinghamshire
Darlton

 Darlton shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 102 [1]
OS grid reference SK773735
District Bassetlaw
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWARK
Postcode district NG22
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places: UK • England • Nottinghamshire

Darlton is a small village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. It is on the A57 road about 5 kilometres (3 miles) north-east of Tuxford.

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.

References

  1. ^ "Area:Darlton CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. pp 111-112. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  3. ^ http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/kingshaugh.htm
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