Costock Parish Council

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)


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Remembering Costock

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: senior.jn.ar@ntlworld.com


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