Living in Collingham
The historic village of Collingham is located around five miles from the market town of Newark, and around ten miles from the university and cathedral city of Lincoln. Close to the River Trent, it lies between the rolling landscapes, parks and woods of Robin Hood country to the west and the Lincolnshire Wolds and traditional seaside towns of the east coast of England.
Collingham has a genuine feeling of shared community which makes it an ideal home for all members of the family. It is one of the most sought-after housing locations in the region.
House prices in Collingham*
The average house price in Collingham is around £273,000. Terraced properties sell for a current average value of £157,000 and semi-detached properties for around £193,000.
*Housing marketing statistics from Zoopla in November 2017
Things to do and see Collingham
Collingham has a range of amenities not usually found in modern villages. Alongside a popular village pub, Collingham offers more than 50 local special-interest and activities groups, including very high-quality cricket, football, tennis and bowls clubs, and a library.
There are two Chinese restaurants/take-ways, a fish and chip shop, several owner-operated shops, a post office, a specialist butchers shop and two 'open-all-hours' local convenience stores.
A medical practice covers Collingham and other nearby smaller settlements. Co-location of the surgery with a pharmacy and dental practice means that the village is self-contained to meet most routine medical needs. It is supported by an urgent injuries unit in Newark, with Lincoln County and Mansfield Kings Mill A&E hospitals also within reach.
Transport links in Collingham
Collingham station offers a regular rail service throughout the day to Lincoln, Newark and Nottingham, with onward connections via the national rail network. A popular and frequent service to and from London via Newark on the East Coast mainline in under one and a half hours makes Collingham convenient for commuters.
Connections to the national road network are equally convenient, with the main A1 north/south, A46 to the west and A17 to the east interchange only three miles away.
Collingham is also well-served by regular bus services to nearby villages, Newark and Lincoln.
Education in Collingham
Collingham’s John Blow school is a popular and thriving primary school, which is well-integrated into the life of the village.
A range of other school options are available in the area, including the Newark Academy and the Tuxford Academy.
A brief history of Collingham
The picturesque village comprises North Collingham and South Collingham, each having its own medieval church. There is a substantial conservation area and a rich mix of domestic architecture dating from the 16th century to the present day. The site of the Roman settlement of Crococalana is nearby.
A large Saxon settlement was divided by the Danes into two discrete settlements which have since become one long settlement that follows the Fleet, the old course of the river Trent.
The manor at Collingham belonged to Peterborough Abbey. As well as agriculture, stocking making became an important local trade during the 19th century.
Current developments in Collingham