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Hickling, Nottinghamshire

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Hickling, Nottinghamshire

Hickling is a village near Melton Mowbray but is in and on the southernmost border of Nottinghamshire. It is within the boundaries of Rushcliffe Borough Council, on the Grantham Canal and close to the Vale of Belvoir. The population numbers around 550 people. The disused Grantham Canal passes through the village and there is a large basin adjacent to the main road. This would have facilitated loading and mooring when the canal was in use.
DistrictRushcliffe
Post townLEICESTER
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK6929
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01664
Population.540
 

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

(H)Echelinge ~ Hegelinge

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

Hickling, par. and vil., S. Notts, 7 miles S. of Bingham, 2930 ac., pop. 498; P.O.; has a chalybeate spring; numerous antiquities have been found here.

Hickling, Nottinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

HICKLING (St. Luke), a parish, in the union, and S. division of the wapentake, of Bingham, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 8¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Melton-Mowbray; containing 581 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated within two miles of the road from Melton-Mowbray to Nottingham, comprises about 3000 acres: the soil in some parts is fertile, and in others indifferent in quality; the substratum is chiefly limestone, in which many fossils are imbedded. The Nottingham and Grantham canal passes close to the village. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18. 8. 4., and in the gift of Queen's College, Cambridge. On the division of the common, 490 acres of land were given in lieu of tithes; much of it is of inferior quality: the value of the whole is £400 per annum. The church is a handsome ancient structure, with a lofty tower: the lid of a stone coffin, curiously inscribed with Runic characters, has been discovered in the chancel. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The Roman Fosse-road from Lincoln passes through the parish; and in 1771, 200 coins of the reign of Vespasian were dug up on Standard Hill, so called from a standard formerly on it.

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