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Laxton, Nottinghamshire

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Laxton, Nottinghamshire

Laxton is a small village in the civil parish of Laxton and Moorhouse in the English county of Nottinghamshire, situated about 25 miles northeast of Nottingham city centre. Laxton is best known for having the last remaining working open field system in the United Kingdom. Its name is recorded first in the Domesday Book as Laxintone, and may come from Anglo-Saxon Leaxingtūn meaning the "farmstead or estate of the people of a man called Leaxa".
DistrictNewark and Sherwood
Post townNEWARK
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK7267
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
 

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

Lexington

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

Laxton (or Lexington), par. and vil., Notts - par., 3610ac., pop. 483; vil., 3½ m. SW. of Tuxford; P.O.

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