THE PARISH OF SOUTH LEVERTON
Welcome to the village and parish of South Leverton, which is situated in the Trent Valley in north Nottinghamshire some 5 miles east of the market town of Retford.
Lincoln Cathedral can be clearly seen from the village. It is predominately a flat agricultural area with little industry apart from two adjacent large power stations. It has a population of around 500 the majority of whom commute to Retford, Lincoln and other towns in the area.
It has an excellent private school—Orchard School—two care homes, The Plough public house, a garage, a haulage contractor and a number of farms.
Opposite the pub and in the centre of the village is the Memorial Institute, which was built as a memorial to the fallen of the First World War and has been rebuilt and modernised recently.
To the east and south of the village is an oil well, which has been pumping high quality oil used in the production of chemicals and plastics for nearly 50 years!!! —there is nothing new in “fracking”.
The Parish Church of All Saints which dates back to the twelfth century is a fine example of an early Norman church with a square tower at its west end. There is also a twelfth century building on Retford Road known as the Priory though little is known of it’s early days—it now houses one of the care homes.
We hope this web site gives you a good picture of our village and thank you for this online visit.
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