Clifton, Nottinghamshire facts for kids
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|Village and Suburb|
|Area||4.150 km2 (1.602 sq mi)|
|Population||22,749 (2020 estimate)|
|• Density||5,482/km2 (14,200/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference||SK5534834415|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Clifton is a large suburban village and historic manor in the city of Nottingham, England. In 2020 it had an estimated population of 22,749.
Clifton has two council wards in the City of Nottingham (Clifton West and Clifton East as of 2018) with a total population taken at the 2011 census (prior wards of Clifton North and Clifton South) of 26,835. The location also encompasses Clifton Grove and Clifton Village, a residential area set alongside the River Trent.
The Manor of Clifton was for many centuries the seat of the de Clifton (later Clifton) family, branches of which were in the 17th century created Baron Clifton of Leighton Bromswold (1608) and Clifton baronets (1611). It is now the site of a council estate. The village is also notable for many old buildings including Clifton Hall, which is the former seat of the Clifton family, and St. Mary's Church.
Clifton is also home to the Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus.
- Jake Bugg, musician
- Brendan Clarke-Smith, politician
- Karl Collins, actor
- Samantha Morton, actress
- Jayne Torvill, ice skater, Olympic gold medallist
- Viv Anderson, footballer
- Darren Huckerby, footballer
- Jermaine Jenas, footballer
- Graham Dury, comic creator
Clifton has six football teams: Clifton All Whites, Clifton Aces, Clifton Blacks, Clifton Wanderers, Clifton FC and FC Olympico.
Most famous football players are Viv Anderson, Jermaine Jenas and Darren Huckerby
Clifton Playing fields, behind Farnborough School, off Farnborough Road hosts Clifton parkrun, that is a 5k timed run. The run was launched in January 2018, and is run on a mixture of trail paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. The start and finish are located behind the pavilion building and are a short walk from the car park. The course follows the perimeter of two Clifton playing fields and alongside Fairham Brook. The route is run mainly on grass and consists of two full anticlockwise laps of the perimeter and a further short lap of part of the large playing field. For more information on Clifton parkrun click here.
Primary schools include The Milford Academy, Glapton, Whitegate, Highbank, Dovecote (an amalgamation of Greencroft, Brooksby and Brinkhill) and Blessed Robert Widmerpool (Catholic). Farnborough Spencer Academy on Farnborough Road is the mainstream secondary school for the area, while Nethergate School on Swansdowne Drive is an all-through special school. Nottingham Trent University has one of its campuses on Clifton Lane (A453). On Farnborough Road was also one of the Central College Nottingham campuses which is now redundant and being sold. The old Fairham School site is also redundant.
On what is now wasteland, accessible from Brooksby Lane or Silverdale Walk, remain the foundations of the original Brooksby School, which was burnt down in the early 1980s. Brooksby school was then moved to the location now known as Dovecote School taking a building originally a part of Greencroft School.
Clifton is the terminus of line 2 of the Nottingham Express Transit tramway, which opened in August 2015. The line runs from a terminus at a park and ride site just to the west of Clifton, through Clifton, Wilford, and Nottingham City Centre, before continuing to Phoenix Park in the north of the city. Trams run at frequencies that vary between 4 and 8 trams per hour, depending on the day and time of day. The following stops are in, or near to, Clifton:
- Southchurch Drive
- Clifton Centre
- Holy Trinity
- Summerwood Lane
- Clifton South
|Nottingham City Transport||1||Nottingham → Railway Station → Trent Bridge → Wilford Lane → NTU Clifton Campus → Clifton → Gotham → East Leake → Loughborough|
|1A||Nottingham → Railway Station → Trent Bridge → Wilford Lane → NTU Clifton Campus → Clifton|
|1B||Nottingham → Railway Station → Trent Bridge → Wilford Lane → NTU Clifton Campus → Clifton|
|3||Nottingham → Railway Station → Wilford Lane → Ruddington → Clifton (Farnborough Road, Southchurch Drive, Hartness Road)|
|4||NTU City Campus → Nottingham → Railway Station → Trent Bridge → Wilford Lane → NTU Clifton Campus||Line serves during NTU term only.|
|48||Nottingham → Railway Station → Meadows → Electric Avenue → Clifton Bridge → Clifton (Southchurch Drive, Nobel Road)|
|48X||Nottingham → Railway Station → Meadows → Queen's Drive → Clifton Bridge → Clifton (Southchurch Drive, Nobel Road)|
|53||Arnold → Daybrook → City Hospital → Basford → Western Boulevard → Jubilee Campus → QMC → Showcase Cinemas → Clifton|
|53B||Daybrook → City Hospital → Basford → Western Boulevard → Jubilee Campus → QMC → Showcase Cinemas → Clifton|
|N4||NTU City Campus → Nottingham → Railway Station → Trent Bridge → Wilford Lane → NTU Clifton Campus||Line serves at night and during NTU term only.|
|N48||Nottingham → Railway Station → Meadows → Clifton → Ruddington||Line serves at night only.|
|Trentbarton||Skylink Express||Nottingham → Clifton → East Midlands Airport|
|Nottingham Community Transport||L1||Nottingham → Railway Station → Victoria Embankment → Wilford Village → Clifton → The Downs → Silverdale|
|L22||Gamston → West Bridgford → Ruddington → Clifton|
|L23||Gamston → Clifton → Ruddington → West Bridgford|
|L64||Nottingham → QMC → Fabis Drive → Clifton|
|Silverdale Tours||S1||Clifton → Wilford Green → Asda West Bridgford → West Bridgford → Gamston Morrisons|
|University Hopperbus||901||Nottingham (Weekends) → University Park → Showcase Cinemas → Clifton Lane → Sutton Bonington|