Normanton-on-the-Wolds is a small village, situated about 6 miles (10 km) south-east of Nottingham, just off the A606 between Tollerton and Stanton-on-the-Wolds. It is bordered by several other villages, namely, Clipston, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Plumtree, Tollerton and Keyworth. Other nearby villages include the three "Ws": Widmerpool, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds and Wysall.
This section covers the following topics:
- Amenities - describes Plumtree Church, Keyworth Medical Practice and other amenities in and around the village.
- Photos of Normanton-on-the-Wolds - photographs of the village;
- Fast Facts - interesting observations about the village that have been collected over the years;
- No Stone Unturned - A history of Normanton-on-the-Wolds produced in 2012.
Geography and facilities
The Parish extends to Lamin Gap Lane in the south and stretches beyond Hoe Hill to the east. The rolling landscape around the village consists of open arable fields and pasture punctuated by areas of woodland. Many fields display fine examples of medieval ridge and furrow earthworks with Normanton Pastures being designated as an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). There is the site of a medieval watermill in the village.
Two meandering watercourses, the Polser Brook and Willow Brook, traverse the village and many public footpaths and rights of way make for enjoyable walks around the area.
The area was designated as one of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s conservation areas, in 1990, and the boundary of this conservation area was extended in 2009. More details are available on the council’s website: Normanton-on-the-Wolds Conservation Area.
Two memorial stones are located at each end of the village. One stone celebrates the millennium (see photo, right) and is sited near the junction of Cotgrave Road and Clipston Lane, at the north of the village. The second stone celebrates the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and is located at the south of the village, near the junction of Old Melton Road and the A606 (Melton Road).
Normanton-on-the-Wolds has an active parish council, and enjoys joint use of the Burnside Memorial Hall in Plumtree. It is also home to The Plough Inn, a popular pub and restaurant. The area is served by the number 19 bus.
Streets, houses and footpaths
Two PDF documents provide further information:
- Normanton House Names is a schematic map of Normanton-on-the-Wolds showing roads, postcodes and names of houses.
- Normanton Footpaths is a schematic map showing footpaths in the parish. Footpath 1 is a part of the Notts Wolds Way, a new linear path of 26 miles set up by the Nottinghamshire Footpaths Preservation Society.
Note: If you find any problems with the footpaths, please let a member of the Parish Council know.
The map below shows the location of Normanton-on-the-Wolds village.