is a suburb in the east of Greater Nottingham
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. It forms part of the Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west...
borough of Gedling
Gedling is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. Its council is based in Arnold. It is part of the Greater Nottingham metropolitan area lying to the North and East of the City of Nottingham....
, although Colwick Country Park is actually within the city boundary. It lies between the River Trent
The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. Its source is in Staffordshire on the southern edge of Biddulph Moor. It flows through the Midlands until it joins the River Ouse at Trent Falls to form the Humber Estuary, which empties into the North Sea below Hull and Immingham.The Trent...
and the railway line, with nearby places being Netherfield
Netherfield is a small town three miles east of Nottingham, England. It lies just outside the city boundary in the Borough of Gedling. It is between Colwick and Carlton in the NG4 postcode area, and near the River Trent....
(to the east), Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a small suburb of Nottingham situated in the eastern part of the city. It lies near the suburbs of Carlton, Sneinton, and Colwick.-History:...
(to the north-west), and Carlton
Carlton is a suburb to the east of the city of Nottingham in the borough of Gedling. It is close to Sneinton, Bakersfield, Mapperley, and St Anns. It is near the River Trent and has an NG4 postcode...
(to the north). Colwick has a population of about 2,000. There is one Church – an anglican
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church – St. John the Baptist.
The etymology of the place-name is from Old English wic
"specialised industrial farm" with an uncertain first element, possibly col
. Although there have never been coal mines in the area.
The village dates back to the Domesday book and before, since when the De-Colwick, Musters and Byron families have all owned the village. The village has a very rich history, which can be read about in Alan Cook's 'A History of Colwick' http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/books/colwick/contents.htm
Colwick has been home to many world famous firms such as William Lawrence & Co. Ltd. and Sands and Burgess and was the site for the rather gruesome murder at 'Saville's Spinney' involving William Saville who murdered his wife and 3 children in the woods where they were found 3 days later. The crowd for his hanging numbered thousands and 17 were killed in the crush as they were leaving.
Colwick was formerly famous as the birthplace of Colwick cheese, a soft and creamy curd cheese, allegedly invented in the village in the 17th century. By the 18th century, it was already being made at a number of other locations, persisting in manufacture until the late 20th century.
Colwick has won the right to be recognised as a village again. It follows a campaign by members of Colwick Parish Council, who believe village status will be a boost for the community. Highways officials have granted permission for the area to call itself "Colwick village", similar to Bestwood village, Gedling village, and other spots in Notts.
Colwick Park is a 50 hectare (125 acres) designated Local Nature Reserve
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on the edge of the village.
The episode of The Upper Hand
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in which Caroline and Charlie are married was filmed at the derelict church adjacent to Colwick Hall.
Colwick is a primarily industrial
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region; the Colwick Loop Road runs through the area.
- Nottingham City Transport
- 44: Nottingham - Colwick - Netherfield - Gedling - Mapperley - Nottingham.
- 44: Nottingham - Colwick - Netherfield - Gedling (from September 2010)
- 45: Nottingham - Wooborough Road - Mapperley - Gedling - Netherfield - Colwick - Nottingham.
- Citylink 2: Nottingham - Racecourse Park and Ride - Colwick Industrial Estate - Victoria Park.
- 5: Nottingham - Colwick - Netherfield - Burton Joyce - Lowdham - Oxton