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St Mary Magdalen's church
Grid reference: SK771923
Location: 53°25’12"N, 0°50’24"W
Population: 1,022  (2011)
Post town: Doncaster
Postcode: DN10
Dialling code: 01427
Local Government
Council: Bassetlaw

Walkeringham is a village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw wapentake of Nottinghamshire. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 908,[1] increasing to 1,022 at the 2011 census.[2] The parish church of St Mary Magdalen is 13th century.[3] It has one public house: The Fox and Hounds.

Southmoor lodge, employs 29 local people to care for 40 older peoples. It also has a former station house (now a private residence) and a level crossing across Station Road. The end of Station Road is cut off by the River Trent. Walkeringham's housing was extended in the mid-1960s to accommodate the workers of West Burton Power Station. The village also has a small school, which has recently been extended with a new hall (2010).


The place-name Walkeringham seems to contain an Old English personal name Walhhere, + -ingas (Old English) meaning the people of . . . ; the people called after . . . , + hām (Old English) a village, a village community, a manor, an estate, a homestead., etc, so possibly ‘village of the people of a man called Walhhere.[4]

Walkeringham appears in the Domesday survey of 1086 as Wacheringeham and as Wacheringham.[5]


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
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  1. "Area: Walkeringham CP (Parish)"
  2. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistice. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11130087&c=Walkeringham&d=16&e=62&g=6456137&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1460889002398&enc=1. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. page 362. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  4. J. Gover, A. Mawer & F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p.41; A. D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p.362; E. Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p.492
  5. National Archives: E 31/2/2/3636
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