Rolleston Village

Rolleston is a pretty rural village in mid Nottinghamshire with a population of around 330. It is located three miles east of Southwell and five miles south-west of Newark. Nottingham is approximately 40 minutes away by car.


The village boasts an attractive twelfth century Grade 1 listed church with an unusual 6-bell peal. The Church website has details of the village history www.rollestonchurch.org.uk

Local attractions include Southwell racecourse, an all-weather track situated on the fringes of the village and Southwell, 18 hole, golf course.

Nearby is the historic town of Southwell renowned for its beautiful Minster; the Saracen’s Head, where King Charles 1 spent his last night of freedom before surrendering to Puritan allies in 1646; and the birthplace of the famous Bramley Apple. There is also the National Trust’s Workhouse.

And, of course, Robin Hood country, with Sherwood Forest, its Visitor Centre and famous Major Oak, is almost within an arrow flight of the village. For keen walkers, the Trent Valley Way runs through the parish, with its many historic traces of the Civil War.

Rolleston is also closely linked with Kate Greenaway, the Victorian childrens' illustrator who spent many of  her childhood summer holidays staying with relatives in the village.

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