Colston Bassett

Colston Bassett is a small, picturesque village to the south-east of 444px-StJohnsColBasRHNottingham with a population of around 225 in the early part of the 21st century. In 1901 the population was not much less at 302

The village is best known for its dairy which opened in just before the great war in 1913, one of only five that are permitted to make Stilton cheese.

Colston Bassett is also home to an old market cross which was rebuilt in 1831. The ruined and somewhat sombre church of St Mary sits outside of the centre of the modern village where the newer church of St John the Divine stands. The village has its own Colston Bassett Preparatory School for children between 4–11 years, and a pub, the Martins Arms.



This downloadable xls file shows a list of those from Colston Bassett who served and indicates statistics;                        Copy of CB WAR MEM RESEARCH

StMarys Colston Bassett

 The ancient Church at Colston Bassett.
Photo by Craig Chewings
Some older photos of Colston Bassett. A few of these from around the turn of the 19th / 20th century so may have been familiar to those who fought in the Great War…….

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