John Roe and the Roeite sect

The Roeites, John Roe’s Society or Reformed Quakers (sometimes disparagingly, ‘Deformed Quakers’), were a group of dissenting Protestants, which married and buried its members, as the Quakers did, and which flourished for a while in Calverton.[135] Their original meeting house was a converted barn, close to the junction of Woods Lane and Dark Lane, where […]

Nineteenth century Calverton

The village seems to have escaped the worst of the local Luddite disturbances of 1811–12. Because the Luddite rioters only broke the frames of those owners that had lowered men’s wages, it may be that none had been reduced in Calverton.[46] A spirit of radicalism did exist however as Calverton was one of eleven Nottinghamshire […]

Calverton Crosse

There are two references in wills to a ‘Calverton Crosse’, presumably a now lost village standing cross. Village crosses were free-standing upright structures, usually of stone, which were mostly erected during the medieval period.[156] There are two extant examples in the nearby village of Linby.[157] In 1499 Thomas Belfin (or Belfyn) of Calverton, amongst various […]

Twenty-first century Calverton

The 2011 census found 7,076 inhabitants in 2,987 households. A total of 76.8% of these households owned their accommodation outright, or with a mortgage or loan. This compares with 63.4% for England as a whole.[120] In April 2015, the High Court dismissed a legal bid by Calverton Parish Council to quash a ‘joint-core strategy’ drawn […]


The manorial history of Salterford is complicated and incomplete, and traces of any possible former settlement are not now evident, but its name is still represented, on larger scale maps, by Salterford Farm and by nearby Salterford Dam on the Dover Beck.(53°04′00.88″N 1°05′42.93″W) In the Domesday survey, it is recorded as belonging to Osbern son […]

Church of St. Wilfrid

St Wilfrid‘s church seems to date, for the most part, from the fourteenth century, when it may have been reconstructed with material from an older building. The nave and tower were rebuilt in 1760–63, and over the west door is a commemorative stone ‘Mr. Pugh, Vicar, Saml. Pugh, Ino.Barrett, Church Wardens, Wm.Barrett, mason’. In 1835 […]