The village and parish lies 1.2 miles east of the A46 trunk road in the Vale of Belvoir. The parish covers 1,380 acres.
The village is known for its Stilton Cheese. The Grantham Canal runs along the western edge of the village. If you are planning a visit:
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John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72" described Cropwell Bishop thusly:
"CROPWELL-BISHOP, a parish in Bingham district, Notts; on the Fosse way, the Grantham canal, and the river Smite, 3 miles SW of Bingham r. station, and 8 ESE of Nottingham. Post town, Cropwell-Butler, under Nottingham. Acres, 1,380. Real property, £2,552. Pop., 638. Houses, 143. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300. Patron, alternately the Bishop of Ripon and the Prebendary of Oxton. The church was recently repaired and enlarged. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school."
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