Walesby, Nottinghamshire

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Walesby Church
Grid reference: SK683707
Location: 53°13’48"N, 0°58’48"W
Population: 1,266  (2011)
Post town: Newark
Postcode: NG22
Dialling code: 01623
Local Government
Council: Newark and Sherwood

Walesby is a village and parish in the Bassetlaw wapentake of Nottinghamshire. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 1,255 people,[1] increasing slightly to 1,266 at the 2011 census.[2] It is located 16 miles north of Newark. The parish church of St Edmund is Perpendicular in style.[3]

The title, Lord of the Manor of Walesby, is held by the occupants of Lound Hall, in the neighbouring village of Bothamsall, along with Lord Bevercotes. The titles Lord Walesby, Bevercotes and Bothamsall can only be inheritied concurrent with Lound Hall. The former noble proprietor being the Duke of Newcastle who was then the Earl of Clare, sold the land and manor house in the mid 1700s, now being Lound Hall and Lound Hall Estate, east of Bothamsall village.

The village is famous for its forest, part of which forms a 250-acre Scout camp site. Along with the two public houses, the Red Lion and the Carpenter's Arms, there is a garage and a primary school. Also there is a small park with a skate ramp and playground. The Walesby Forest Scout Camp is just outside the village. It hosts international scouting festivals amongst other events. The village and scout camp are also located by a series of streams and the villages of Milton, Kirton, Boughton (pronounced Boot'n) and the town of New Ollerton.


  1. "Area:Walesby CP (Parish)"
  2. "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  3. Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.

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