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Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire

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Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire

Colston Bassett is a small picturesque village in the Vale of Belvoir in the south-east of Nottinghamshire close to its border with Leicestershire. Lying on the River Smite, it has a population of 225. The village is best known for its dairy which opened in 1913, one of only six that are permitted to make Stilton cheese and also manufactures small quantities of white Stilton and Shropshire Blue.
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK7033
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
 

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

Colston Basset

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

Colston Basset, par. and seat, N. Notts, on river Smite, 5 miles S. of Bingham, 2391 ac., pop. 310; P.O.

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