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Welcome to Costock Village
Costock is situated in the south of the Borough on the A60 Loughborough Road. The village is situated in an elevated position in the Nottinghamshire Wolds Character Area and is surrounded by arable and pasture land. The neighbouring village of East Leake is situated less than a mile to the west along Leake Road while just over a mile to the south along the A60, lies the village of Rempstone.
Costock’s historic core, bounded by Church Lane and Chapel Lane is very picturesque and has a genuine village feel with winding and secluded lanes, trees and high walls.
The church and Manor House stand close together, the latter being one of the most charming Elizabethan stone houses in Nottinghamshire. The church of St Giles on the other hand, has undergone major restoration in 1688, 1848 and 1862, though some of the original 14th century masonry, both internal and external, still remains.
The eastern part of the small Conservation Area is separated from the remainder by Loughborough Road which tends to detract from the balance and unity of the village.
The 7 Listed Buildings within the Conservation Area are somewhat dispersed. Highfields House (outside the Conservation Area), to the north of the village, bears the inscription “Sir T Parkyns AD 1729”. This was the dower house to Bunny Hall. (see Costock Appraisal and Management Plan)
News & Announcments
VE Day 75 Years
Plans are being formulated nationally for events in May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the ending of WW2, and the parish council are looking for ways to join in the activities that will be taking place.
The council will welcome any suggestions from residents for ideas for activities and events that might be held in the village in order we can be part of the nation’s tribute to all those who gave their lives and those who kept the country running during the most challenging times between 1939 and 1945.
Rushcliffe Borough Council are looking to appoint tree wardens in local parishes and are appealing for people to contact them to support their aim.
The Borough say they would hope to be able to appoint the wardens in every parish in their area, and are to launch their project at Rushcliffe Country Park at Ruddington on Saturday June 22, between 11.30am and 3pm. Tree wardens can be appointed by their local parish council and would be the parish contact for all things tree related in their area. One of their jobs would be to report early signs of pest, disease and vandalism as well as gathering information, survey and record information about trees important for wildlife and the heritage of the parish. They would also be able to look out for opportunities to plant more trees in the local community, enhancing the environment for parishioners.
Mr Paul Phillips, the Environmental Sustainability Officer for the Borough, says he can be contacted on 0115 9148595 and he would be happy to pass on more information to anyone interested.
Nottinghamshire County Council are asking local residents to inform them at 0115 977 4802 if they are aware of any public footpaths on arable land in the parish that are being obstructed by crops.
Senior Rights of Way Officer for the joint partnership, Jane Baines, is anxious to ensure that obstructions do not take place and says they will write to any farmers who do not heed requests to rectify the position where blockage are allowed to occur. The County say that where obstructions do occur they will ask the farmers to remove them or the County Council will carry out the work and charge the farmer for it.
Your help is needed please in providing photos, stories and memories for a book recording the life of Costock to the present day.
So many changes have happened;
• Wesleyan Chapel lost
• so many cottages lost
• shops lost
• so many street names lost
• so many new names added
• so many families who have lived, worked, moved or died
• so many village events that have been recorded in private photo albums which could be enjoyed by our whole community.
Please consider sharing your hidden treasures in a new book currently being researched – a vibrant living social history of Costockl
Anecdotes about the colourful and interesting characters we’ve known will be of interest too, and ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING you want recording for posterity will be considered.
Phone: Angela Senior 01623 633881 or 07791071918 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org