Census – Local Area Report

This report covers the characteristics of people and households in Elston Parish in Newark and Sherwood (GSS code E04007900). Figures are sourced from the 2011 Census key statistics.

There were 631 usual residents as at Census day 2011. Of these, 98.6% lived in households and 1.4% lived in communal establishments. The average (mean) age of residents was 47.5 years.

In total there were 286 household spaces. Of these, 280 (97.9%) had at least one usual resident and 6 (2.1%) had no usual residents.

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District Council Resource

Just outside the village of Elston there is a rather attractive building.  I loved the look of the place from the moment I set eyes on it.  Pevsner (in The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire) describes it as "one huge folly".  I see what he means but it makes me think of a doll's house for some reason.  Anyway, I have always thought of it as wonderful but now I have read about it I think it is marvellous!

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Elston Heritage Project

Elston Heritage Project

The Domesday Book of 1086 is the first record that mentions the village by name, where it is called Elvestone, but soon afterwards there are other spellings, including Eyieston, Ayleston, and Ailaston. From these early variants the name seems to be a hybrid of the name of a Scandinavian or Danish owner named Eilaf and the Anglo Saxon tun, which originally meant a fence, but which then very soon was applied to any village surrounded by a fence.

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Notts Villages Blogspot

Just outside the village of Elston there is a rather attractive building.  I loved the look of the place from the moment I set eyes on it.  Pevsner (in The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire) describes it as "one huge folly".  I see what he means but it makes me think of a doll's house for some reason.  Anyway, I have always thought of it as wonderful but now I have read about it I think it is marvellous!

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