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Plumtree is a small village, situated about 5 miles (8 km) south-east of Nottingham, just off the A606 between Tollerton and Keyworth. The ecclesiastical parish of Plumtree also includes Normanton-on-the-Wolds, Clipston-on-the-Wolds, Plumtree Park and North Keyworth.
The village is bordered by several other villages, namely, Edwalton, Tollerton, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Keyworth, Bradmore and Ruddington. Other nearby villages include the three "Ws": Widmerpool, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds and Wysall.
Plumtree's population has remained fairly constant during its transition from an agricultural village to a residential one. At the beginning of the 20th century, the village was predominantly an agricultural community with mixed farms (i.e. having both crops and livestock). In addition to the farmers and agricultural labourers there were tradesmen such as the blacksmith, miller, saddler, butcher and carter, a lot of whose work was agriculture-related. They lived and worked within the village and many of their homes and the farm buildings remain today.
Click on the links below for more details:
- Amenities this covers libraries, Keyworth Medical Practice and other local facilities. For full details of the church and the village hall, click on the following links: Plumtree Church and Burnside Memorial Hall.
- Footpaths A map showing the footpaths and rights of way around the village
- Photos of Plumtree A slideshow containing photos taken in and around the village.
- Plumtree WI Plumtree WI programme of events and information.
- Photo of the Month A feature that lets you examine an interesting local photo in detail.
- Then and Now Two photos of the same view of Plumtree, taken about 100 years apart.
- Planes over Plumtree A time-wasting feature that enables you to obtain details of civillian aircraft as they fly over Plumtree.
The map below shows the location of Plumtree village; the light green shaded area indicates the administrative boundary of Plumtree Parish Council.
The map will re-centre itself on Plumtree when you change the zoom level.