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Orston

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Orston is a small village in Nottinghamshire, England near Thoroton, Elton on the Hill and Bottesford, and 15 miles east of Nottingham. It has a population of around 450 people.HistoryThe name Orston is thought to originate from the Old English Ordricestune, which means 'the farmstead of Ordric". Ordric was the leader of the small settlement, some early references to it being Oschintone 1086 (the Domesday Book), Orskinton 1242, Orston 1284 and Horston 1428. More detail on the history of the village and its sources appear on the village website. There is a short description of the village in 1870–72 in John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.Orston farming was on an open-field system until an enclosure act was passed of 1793. It was unusual in having four fields instead of three. A detailed survey of Orston's present appearance and recent history as a conservation area was made in 2010. Historically it belonged to Bingham Wapentake.Gypsum and bricksThere are still gypsum quarries in the area. Indeed Orston was once primarily a mining village. In earlier centuries Orston was probably the most important source of gypsum in the East Midlands. According to the Nottinghamshire volume of the Victoria History of the Countries of England, the gypsum at Orston was the "...finest in the Kingdom". The remains of several brickworks have also been identified. Mining subsidence has been a problem in some parts of the village, affecting also the church. A full account of the quarrying and mining in the village has appeared. The village had a brief 18th-century career as a medicinal spring for “hydrochondriac melancholy, scurvy, want of appetite, indigestion, stoppage of urine, obstruction of the bowels, ulcers in the lungs, and for spitting of blood,” but there does not appear to have been appreciable commercial development of the spring.
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