Cotham, Nottinghamshire

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Grid reference: SK795474
Location: 53°1’6"N, 0°48’49"W
Population: 100  (2011)
Post town: Newark
Postcode: NG23
Local Government
Council: Newark and Sherwood

Cotham is a small village in Nottinghamshire, near Newark-on-Trent.

At the 2011 Census, the village population remained less than 100.


Francis White's Directory of Nottinghamshire described Cotham in 1853:

Cotham is a small village on the east bank of the River Devon, four miles south of Newark. It contains 98 inhabitants, and 1,210 acres of land valued at £1,700, all belonging to the Duke of Portland, who is the impropriator and patron of St Michael's Church. The church was partly rebuilt, a porch being added, and new pews in 1832. The living is a donative valued at £35, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. John Ince Maltby of Shelton. This place was long the seat of the knightly families of Leek and Markham, but it is now divided into three farms, occupied by John Booth, William Hodgkinson and Thomas Rose, the latter of whom resides at Cotham Lodge, a pleasant residence, commanding fine prospects."[1]

The village had a railway station on the Great Northern Railway line between Newark North Gate and Nottingham Victoria via Bingham from 1879 to 1939. The line itself closed in 1955.

Parish church

St Michael's Church, Cotham, stands back from the village. It dates from the 12th century and is a Grade II* listed building.[2] However it has been declared redundant and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[3]

The church stands in a now isolated position in a field, set well back from the road.

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  1. F. White "Directory of Nottinghamshire" (Sheffield, 1853), p.568
  2. National Heritage List 1178419: Church of St Michael, Cotham (Grade II* listing)
  3. St Michael's Church, Cotham, Nottinghamshire, Churches Conservation Trust,, retrieved 29 March 2011