Our History

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.

Simple map of ther area shoing Elston relative to other villages. and Newark.

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.

Photo of the interior of Elston Chapel
Photo of the exterior of Elston Chapel
Photo of Elston Windmill
Photo of the exterior of Elston Hall

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.

Online resources

For more infomation click on the link or the photograph.

Drawing taken from the History Project

Elston Heritage Project

Elston Heritage Project The Domesday Book of 1086 is the first record that mentions the village by name, where it ...

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Census – Local Area Report

This report covers the characteristics of people and households in Elston Parish in Newark and Sherwood (GSS code E04007900). Figures ...

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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 ...


Notts Villages Blogspot

Just outside the village of Elston there is a rather attractive building.  I loved the look of the place from ...