Heading: Nottinghamshire places

Link to Bingham pagesBEESTON - Although situated only four miles west of the centre of the City of Nottingham, Beeston has retained a feeling of independence.

Link to Bingham pagesBINGHAM - Nowadays Bingham is a dormitory town for Nottingham, lying as it does, just 10 miles east of the city centre on the A52 between Nottingham and Grantham.

Link to Bingham pagesBROMLEY HOUSE LIBRARY - The idea for a library in Nottingham was conceived in December 1815 when the John Pearson wrote to the Duke of Newcastle announcing plans ...

Link to Bingham pagesCARRINGTON - Carrington lies about one and half miles north of the city centre of Nottingham, astride Mansfield Road and Hucknall Road...

Link to Castles pagesCASTLES appear in England in the mid to late 11th century and become closely bound up in the story of the Norman Conquest. Defining them is difficult.

Link to Castles pagesSANDSTONE CAVES UNDER NOTTINGHAM - The city of Nottingham stands on an outcrop of Triassic sandstone that forms low hills on the north side of the River ...

Link to Cresswell Crags pagesCRESWELL CRAGS is a valley in limestone rock with a watercourse (Millward Brook) running through it and caves on either side. The caves were hollowed out by the action...

Link to Bingham pagesFOREST FIELDS - The area known as Forest Fields lies to the north of the Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham. It inclines northwards from Gregory Boulevard...

Link to Gardens pagesGARDENS - Nottinghamshire has a strong horticultural tradition going back to the creation of the 'Dukeries' in the north of the county in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Link Goose Fair pagesGOOSE FAIR goes back some 1,000 years. Its origins are not, contrary to belief, based on geese but was a Goods Fair held to stock up before the onset of winter.

Link to Hospitals pagesHOSPITALS - In the last century and a half the concept of hospitals has changed dramatically. The greatest change is that they now come under the NHS...

Link to Landscape pagesLANDSCAPE - The landscape of an area is perhaps the most primary source of all for local historians and it provides a depth of information which is almost inexhaustible

Link to Mansfield pagesLAXTON - Laxton is a parish in central Nottinghamshire, in Newark and Sherwood District Council. It is about 4,000 acres in extent. The village lies roughly in the centre ...

Link to Mansfield pagesMANSFIELD - Mansfield is an ancient Nottinghamshire market town which, by mid-Victorian times, became the county's second largest township.

Link to Newark-on-Trent pagesNEWARK-ON-TRENT's importance derives from its location at the intersection of major communication routes: the River Trent, the Fosse Way and the Great North Road.

Link to Nottingham pagesNOTTINGHAM - Long before Nottingham was established in the tenth century people had settled in and around the area north of the Trent flood plain.

Link to Papplewick Pumping Station pagesPAPPLEWICK PUMPING STATION is Britain’s finest working Victorian water pumping station. The site has recently undergone extensive restoration...

Link to Papplewick Pumping Station pagesPLUMTREE
Physically Plumtree village in Nottinghamshire has remained very much the same over the past two hundred years. The village lies...

Link to Retford pagesRETFORD - No castle or major church is associated with Retford but it has been argued that its very ordinariness makes it “stand as a template for English small town life”

Link to Bingham pagesSHERWOOD - Sherwood is predominantly a dormitory suburb of Nottingham, about two miles north of the city centre on the Mansfield Road, formerly the Mansfield...

Link to Sherwood Forest pagesSHERWOOD FOREST - In the public imagination Sherwood Forest will forever be a landscape of sturdy oaks trees and dense greenwood inhabited by Robin Hood....

Link to Southwell pagesSOUTHWELL - Southwell is a small town situated north east of Nottingham on the A612. It is dominated by the Minster which towers above the town..

Link to Tollerton pagesTOLLERTON - Tollerton was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 where it was spelled Troclaveston suggesting that the name of a person is ...

Link to Villages pagesVILLAGES - The county is predominantly rural and the warm red brick and pantile-roofed village and surrounding farmsteads are characteristic features...

Link to Worksop pagesWORKSOP - The historic parish of Worksop covered 18,220 acres and was the largest in Nottinghamshire; in addition to the town it covered the settlements of Radford, Ratcliffe...