Drakeholes  Nottinghamshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Drakeholes like this:

DRAKELOW, a place near the Roman road to Littleborough, the river Idle, and the Chesterfield canal, 3¼ miles SE of Bawtry, in Notts. Roman coins and other Roman relics have been found here.

William White's History, gazetteer, and directory of Nottinghamshire, and the town and county of Nottingham (Sheffield, 1832) says that Drakeholes and Drakelow were one and the same: "DRAKEHOLES, or Drakelow, is a hamlet four miles E.S.E of Bawtry, on the Gainsbro' road" (p. 337). Additional information about this locality is available for Wiseton

Drakeholes through time

Drakeholes is now part of Bassetlaw district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bassetlaw has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Drakeholes itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Drakeholes, in Bassetlaw and Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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