This village and parish lies just east of the A1 motorway as it heads north from Grantham to Newark. The River Witham flows northward along the west side of the parish. The county of Nottingham forms the western and northern border of the parish, with Fenton and Stubton parishes to the east and Dry Doddington to the south. The parish covers about 3,000 acres.
The village of Claypole is only five miles south-east of Newark-on-Trent and about 20 miles south-west of the city of Lincoln. If you are planning a visit:
Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.
The name Claypole is from the Old English claeg+pol, for "clayey pool". In the 1086 Domesday Book it first appears as Claipol. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]