Place:Colwick, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.933°N 1.083°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoThurgarton Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, EnglandWapentake in which the place was located
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1933-1974
Gedling District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Colwick is a suburb in the east of Greater Nottingham in England, but is in the Gedling District or Borough. It lies between the River Trent and the railway line, with nearby places being Sneinton to the west, Carlton (to the north), and Netherfield (to the east). Colwick has a population of about 2,000 [source and date not given by Wikipedia.

Originally an agricultural area, Colwick was notable 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. In the 19th century the village became heavily industrialised.

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