Aslockton - An Introduction

Photo:The mill at Aslockton, c.1900

The mill at Aslockton, c.1900

Some descriptions of the village from early county histories and guide books

"Aslockton is a small village on the north bank of the River Smite.  Its only claim to note is that at the old manor house Archbishop Cranmer was born on 2nd July 1480......

"During the days of the Reformation the parochial chapel was desecrated.  Subsequently it became a beershop, but it has been rescued, and now serves as a mission room to the new church.

"The story goes that in the 14th cent. a child was found deserted on the church stile here; he was christened Aslac, and became standard-bearer to Edward III.

"There is an old stump mill, not a common thing in the county nowadays, on the road to Scarrington".

Extract from GUILFORD, Everard L Nottinghamshire (London: Methuen, 1910) pp.49-50.


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