Serving the people of Calverton

Calverton Parish Council

Representing and promoting the interests and the well being of the parish

Welcome to Calverton

This is a large Parish, attaining 500 ft elevation and bordered on the north-east by the wooded Dover Beck. The stocking frame, the first knitting machine, was invented here in 1589 by the Rev. William Lee, and for many years the village was a handframe knitting centre; many old cottages have the wide windows designed to give the necessary light for the frame that stood behind them. The Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust has acquired and restored a group of these cottages at Windles Square near the Gleaners Inn. There is a small museum on Main Street which shows examples of hand frames and other antiquities. The old village, much of which is a conservation area, has been extended northwards with housing estates, schools and factories, and a shopping centre at St Wilfrid Square has been built, which provides doctors surgeries, a County Health Centre and a Library. Calverton now has a partially developed Industrial Estate which provides local employment. Further development is available for light industry.

To the south of the Library is a plaque commemorating the twinning of Calverton on 16 May 1974 with the French township of Longue-Jumelles in the Loire Valley.

Calverton is recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Calverton House is a dignified Georgian residence of three bays with projecting two-bay wings and an Ionic colonnaded font.

Partly rebuilt in 1763, the Parish Church retains Norman responds to its chancel arch (that to the north has a small relief of St Wilfrid baptising a convert. This forms the central motif of the badge of the Chairman of the Parish Council.) In the tower are preserved a number of stones sculptured by Norman masons to represent seasonal occupations throughout the months of the year. The Church plate includes an alms dish of 1683 and a chalice and paten made in 1726.

A memorial is situated in Watchwood Plantation to the three crew from the Polish No 300 (Mosovian) Squadron, based at RAF Swinderby near Newark, who were killed in October 1940 whilst returning from an operational bomber raid. The memorial cross is sited about fifty yards north of the actual crash site.

On Main Street is a restored Pinfold, circa 1700, where stray farm animals were enclosed until on payment of a fine they could be retrieved by their owner.

Leisure facilities in the village include two golf courses, Patchings Farm Art Centre, Leisure Centre and Youth Club.

Our Contact details can be found here Our office opening hours are 9am - 2pm Monday - Friday. If you wish to report a problem, please complete our online form.

Calverton Parish Council

Calverton Parish Area

Calverton Parish Area

Calverton Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Calverton a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Click on the map to access details of land and buildings owned by the Parish Council, Allotment sites, Cemeteries, Public Rights of way and other useful information.

Agendas will be published online during the week before the meeting – and will also be available on the Parish Council noticeboard (located at the entrance to St. WIlfrid's Square that is closest to the library).

The parish council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. These meetings commence at 6:45pm and are open to the public. There are usually no meetings scheduled for December.

Working for the community
of Calverton