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Bleasby, Nottinghamshire

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Bleasby, Nottinghamshire

Bleasby is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England, located fifteen miles North East of Nottingham. It has a population of 804. The village is served by a Post Office, railway station and tea shop. The Saxon charter of 956 records Bleasby as Blisetune, named after a Danish soldier Blesi and tun the Anglo-Saxon word for settlement. Bleasby was the childhood home of William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army.
DistrictNewark & Sherwood
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK7149
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01636

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

Bleasby.-- par. with ry. sta., in co. and 10½ miles NE. of Nottingham, 1550 ac., pop. 296.

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