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Perlethorpe

Perlethorpe
Perlethorpe is located in Nottinghamshire
Perlethorpe
Perlethorpe
 Perlethorpe shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 198 
OS grid reference
District Newark and Sherwood
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWARK
Postcode district NG22
Dialling code 01623
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sherwood
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire

Perlethorpe is a small village in Nottinghamshire. It is located 3 miles north-west of Ollerton, and is in the civil parish of Perlethorpe-cum-Budby. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 198.[1] Nearby is Thoresby Hall, the former home of the Earl Manvers.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Geography and history 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Etymology

Perlethorpe is from Old Norse thorp/þrop "village", a place-name element common in Nottinghamshire, and nearby Lincolnshire. The first element of the name, perle is unknown, and toponymists can only speculate as to its origin. However there are three particularly popular suggestions. The first is "rush of water" from the Old English and Middle English perle. The second is that it's a deviation from the possible original name Palethorpe, pale meaning "area enclosed by a boundary". Lastly it may have been a deviation from Peverelthorpe[2] as William Peverel was a powerful landowner in the area during the reign of Henry II.

Geography and history

The village green, surrounded by redbrick cottages

The village itself is located about a quarter of a mile west of the A614, about half a mile north of Ollerton and 10 miles north east of Mansfield. The River Meden runs nearby. The village contains a large green, a village hall, a large church (of St John the Evangelist) and a village shop. There was once a primary school in the village but that has since been closed down and the building used as an Environmental Education Centre to teach children from many schools about the countryside.

Although the village has a much longer history, the oldest buildings which now remain date back only as far as the middle of the 19th century. The church of St John was built in 1876 and became the parish church in 1877.[2] The half-timbered Almshouses near the church were built c. 1890.[3] Perhaps the most striking buildings are the "Redbrick" buildings, dating from the 1950s which are found clustered around the village green. These, like many of the older dwellings, were used exclusively for workers at Thoresby Hall when they were first built. Roman coins were found in the village in the 2000s.[4] The parish records date from 1529, some 10 years before it became law for them to be kept, making them some of the oldest in the country.

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