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Ranskill, Nottinghamshire

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Ranskill, Nottinghamshire

Ranskill is a village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire with its nearest town being Retford approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) south. The Ranskill ward according to the 2001 census has 2,226 residents. Ranskill dates back to the Danish invasions of the 9th century where the name 'Ravenskelf' meant 'shelving knoll/ridge of the raven'. The village features St. Barnabas Church, built in 1878 and a Methodist chapel first built in 1868 and expanded in the 1930s.
DistrictBassetlaw
Post townRETFORD
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK6587
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01777
Population2,226
 

Other names by which Ranskill, Nottinghamshire has been known in the past

Raveschel

Ranskill, Nottinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ranskill, township and vil. with ry. sta., Blyth par., Notts, 3½ miles S. of Bawtry, 1261 ac., pop. 376; P.O.

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