Over the Rainbow updates

Phil Millns, a member of the RSPB,  gave a very interesting talk about his hobby of photography and showed many beautiful bird photographs. Phil, a Nottinghamshire Police Officer,  had to be medically retired after breaking his back whilst on duty.  Photography is a hobby that he could do despite his physical limitations and found it […]

William Lee

Although contemporary documentary evidence is lacking, the parish traditionally claims William Lee, inventor of the stocking frame, as its own. The Nottinghamshire historian Robert Thoroton asserted in his 1677 history of the county that Lee was a native of Calverton,[125] while John Aubrey in his Brief Lives, written between 1669 and 1693, thought that he […]

Calverton | Toponymy?

The place appears as Calvretone in the Domesday survey of 1086 and as Kalvirton in the Rotuli Hundredorum of 1275. Scholars believe that the name means “the farm of the calves”, from Old English calf (genitive plural “calfra” + tūn.[4] It is intriguing that a forest village, with a presumed shortage of grazing land, should […]

About Calverton

Calverton is a Nottinghamshire parish, of some 3,300 acres (1,300 ha), about seven miles north-east of Nottingham, England, and situated, like nearby Woodborough and Lambley, on one of the small tributaries of the Dover Beck. The 2011 census found 7,076 inhabitants in 2,987 households. About two miles to the north of the village is the site […]

Roman Calverton

There are traces of two Roman marching camps in a field north-east of the Oxton Road and Whinbush Lane crossroads on the west side of the valley of the Dover Beck (53°03′02.27″N 1°05′0.92″W). A smaller one of four acres is set wholly within the defences of a larger, perhaps earlier, one of about twenty-six acres.[10] […]

Calverton Population

The Protestation Returns of 1642 were intended to record a full list of all male inhabitants aged eighteen years and over in each parish, who took an oath to ‘live and die for the true Protestant religion’. A population total can be easily calculated by allowing for the estimated proportion of the population under the […]