Beckingham, Nottinghamshire

Beckingham is a village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England, about 3 miles west of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,168, reducing to 1,098 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The parish church of All Saints is mostly of the 13th century, though the exterior is apparently 15th century. The west tower has buttresses, battlements, gargoyles and pinnacles. There is a north chancel chapel and sedilia.[2]

A tower windmill was built some time prior to 1840 to the north of the village (grid reference SK772904). The tower was straight-sided. In 1841 the mill had 2 pairs of millstones driven by 4 common sails, described as "self-regulating cloth and rollers to the sails". By 1850 the mill had been fitted with a pair of patent sails, retaining one pair of rollers; these drove 3 pairs of millstones.

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All Saints' Church
Beckingham is located in Nottinghamshire
Beckingham
Beckingham
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population1,098 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK7890
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDONCASTER
Postcode districtDN10
Dialling code01427
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands

Beckingham Marshes

Beckingham Marshes is a RSPB nature reserve. Nearby there is a crude oil and gas production field run by IGas Energy. The wells in the field where fracked using the older less controversial technique.[3]

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Old Willow Works – Beckingham Marshes

See also

References

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  2. ^ Pevsner, N. (1951) Nottinghamshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin; p. 34
  3. ^ Lowbridge, Caroline. "Fracking confusion: How UK has been 'fracked' for decades". BBC. Retrieved 23 August 2013.

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All Saints' Church, Beckingham

All Saints' Church, Beckingham is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in Beckingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Beckingham

Beckingham may refer to:

Beckingham, Lincolnshire, England

Beckingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Beckingham railway station, defunct railway station in Nottinghamshire

Rowneybury House, Hertfordshire, England, otherwise known as Beckingham Palace

Beckingham (surname), people with the surname

Beckingham railway station

Beckingham railway station was a station in Beckingham, Nottinghamshire on the line between Gainsborough and Doncaster. The station was closed in 1959 although the line through the station remains open.

East Midlands Oil Province

The East Midlands Oil Province, also known as the East Midlands Petroleum Province, covers the petroliferous geological area across the north-eastern part of the East Midlands of England that has a few small oil fields. The largest field in the province is the Welton oil field, the second largest onshore oil field in the UK.

Signal boxes that are listed buildings in England

A number of signal boxes in England are on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Signal boxes house the signalman and equipment that control the railway points and signals. Originally railway signals were controlled from a hut on a platform at junctions. In the 1850s a raised building with a glazed upper storey containing levers controlling points and signals was developed after John Saxby obtained a patent in 1856 for a mechanical system of interlocking the points and signals. Over half of the signalboxes before 1923 were built by private signalling contractors, the largest being Saxby & Farmer; Stevens & Sons, McKenzie & Holland, the Railway Signal Co., Dutton & Co and Evans, O’Donnell & Co were others. Some railway companies had a standard signalbox design, such as the London & North Western Railway, whereas others, such as the Great Eastern Railway had many different designs.Listed buildings are given one of three grades: Grade I for buildings of exceptional interest, Grade II* for particularly important buildings of more than special interest and Grade II for buildings that are of special interest. In 1948 there were approximately 10,000 signal boxes; by 2012 this had reduced to about 500. National Rail has plans to concentrate control at twelve centres by 2040, decommissioning most of the remaining mechanical signal boxes by 2025. A joint Historic England and Network Rail project listed 26 signal boxes in July 2013.Signal boxes and swing bridge cabins are listed Grade II, except for those noted as Grade II*.

Thomas Chambers Hine

Thomas Chambers Hine (31 May 1813 – 5 February 1899) was an architect based in Nottingham.

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