Warsop is a town and civil parish in the Mansfield district, Nottinghamshire, England, on the outskirts of the remnants of Sherwood Forest.[1] At the 2001 census it had a population of 12,365,[2] reducing to 11,999 at the 2011 Census including Church Warsop, Meden Vale and Spion Kop.[3]

Warsop
Warsop - Town Hall.jpg
Town Hall
Warsop is located in Nottinghamshire
Warsop
Warsop
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population11,999 (2011)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMANSFIELD
Postcode districtNG20
Dialling code01623
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°12′N 1°09′W / 53.20°N 1.15°W / 53.20; -1.15Coordinates: 53°12′N 1°09′W / 53.20°N 1.15°W / 53.20; -1.15

GovernanceEdit

The parish was an urban district in Nottinghamshire until 1974, when it joined with Mansfield Borough and Woodhouse Urban District Council to form Mansfield District Council. Warsop retains a council, as a successor parish, including the localities of Market Warsop, Church Warsop, Meden Vale, Warsop Vale and Spion Kop.

After re-alignment of local wards within Mansfield District Council before the 2011 local elections to achieve a standard format of one councillor-per-ward, Warsop has four designated areas named as Warsop Carrs, Netherfield, Market Warsop and Meden.[4][5]

Warsop is a part of the Mansfield Parliamentary Constituency since 2010, whose MP since 2017 is Ben Bradley.

CommunitiesEdit

The parish contains a number of historic settlements:[6]

  • Market Warsop, the largest area at the centre, south of the River Meden
  • Church Warsop, north of the Meden
  • Sookholme, to the west of the parish
  • Nettleworth Manor, in the south west
  • Gleadthorpe Grange to the far north east.

The following are villages which were built to support local mining activities in the 20th century:

LandmarksEdit

Warsop watermill was built in 1767 and restored in 1924.

Warsop windmill, first called Forest Mill but also later known as Bradmer Mill, was a stone-built tower erected in 1825. It was 28 feet high with three storeys, a fourth storey being added later in brick. The mill had four sails, two of which were blown down by a gale in 1910, after which the mill was worked for a short time on the two remaining sails. By the 1920s the mill had lost all its sails and its cap. The tower is a Grade II listed building, standing to the southeast of Warsop close to the A6075.[7]

In 1930, Samuel Fell Wilson, a Warsop grocer, wine merchant, and publisher of the Warsop and District Almanack, was shot in the head and chest as he sat in his car outside the mill. The murderer was never identified.[citation needed] There is a local road named Fell Wilson Street.

EducationEdit

Warsop is home to Meden School on Burns Lane, part of a local group named Torch Academy Gateway Trust.[8] Former pupils include television hosts Pollyanna Woodward and Simon Mapletoft, Mansfield 103.2 presenter Jason Harrison, Breakfast Show host Joe Sentance on Rother FM/Dearne FM, ex-Everton footballer Neil Pointon, former England wicketkeeper Bruce French and his nephew, current England and Nottinghamshire fast bowler Jake Ball.

TransportEdit

Warsop railway station operated between 1897 and 1955. There is some ambition for eventual reopening of the line currently freight only between Shirebrook and Warsop.[9]

Stagecoach bus 12 runs twice an hour between Shirebrook, Warsop and Mansfield. Stagecoach bus 11 also runs twice an hour between Meden Vale, Warsop and Mansfield, giving Warsop a bus service into Mansfield every 15 minutes. Another bus, numbered 209, runs between Edwinstowe and Worksop via Warsop and Cuckney every two hours.

Local eventsEdit

The parish holds an annual carnival traditionally scheduled on the first or second Sunday in July.[10] The carnival was expanded to include the preceding Saturday to be used as a sports day and music festival. The event is held on The Carrs playing fields, just off the main A60 road.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 270: Sherwood Forest: (1:25 000):ISBN 0 319 24040 1
  2. ^ "Area: Warsop CP (Parish)"
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ The Local Government Boundary Commission for England Retrieved 3 June 2020
  5. ^ The Parish Council, www.warsopparishcouncil.co.uk Retrieved 3 June 2020
  6. ^ "Neighbourhood area".
  7. ^ Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. Page 41. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3
  8. ^ Torch Academy Gateway Trust - schools in the trust Retrieved 2014-10-29
  9. ^ Lambourne, Helen (22 July 2009). "New bid to extend rail link to Ollerton". Worksop Today. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  10. ^ Chad, local newspaper, July 2014 Sun shines on Warsop Carnival Retrieved 2014-08-24

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