Cottam is a parish, a township and a village near the River Trent on the border with Lincolnshire in the northern part of Nottinghamshire. The parish lies 8 miles east of East Retford and 127 miles north of London. The parish covers 600 acres.
The parish is dominated today by a coal-fired power plant. If you are planning a visit:
- Passenger rail service ended in 1959.
- By boat, float down the River Trent from Newark-on-Trent. After going under the A57 roadway, you only have to drift 3 miles to find Cottam on your left, just after the river loops back on itself around a small lake.
- Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Powerplant Cooling Towers on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2016. These towers are just south of the small village and dominate the countryside.
- Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.
You can see pictures of Cottam which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Cottam has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK819799 (Lat/Lon: 53.309717, -0.772279), Cottam which are provided by: