The Parish of Elston lies between the rivers Trent and Devon, with the village itself set amongst trees and farmland less than a mile from the A46. The historic market town of Newark is just five miles to the north, with the cities of Lincoln and Nottingham some eighteen miles north and southwest respectively.
Like many villages in the area, Elston is quickly changing in character. Farming is no longer a major employer in the parish, although there are several farms adjacent to the village still in operation. Most people who work commute by car to local towns and cities. Many former farm buildings have been converted into residences and some into local businesses. In 2005 there were 26 businesses in the parish, including motor repairs, building trades, beauty and fitness, and IT training and consultation.
Today Elston Parish currently has about 650 residents in 290 households. A number of new homes have been built within the last twenty years on once open spaces and there continues to be infill development on some of the larger gardens in the village.
For a more detailed account of Elston through history, please access the resources found elsewhere on this page.
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