Creswell Model Village

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Coordinates: 53°15′36″N 1°13′12″W / 53.260°N 1.220°W / 53.260; -1.220

Creswell Model Village
Model Village 1.jpg
The houses that make up the Model Village display a range of decorative roofing styles.
Creswell Model Village is located in Derbyshire
Creswell Model Village
Creswell Model Village
 Creswell Model Village shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK521739
District Bolsover
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WORKSOP
Postcode district S80
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Derbyshire

Creswell Model Village is an arts and crafts style model village in the village of Creswell, Derbyshire, England. It was built in 1895 by the Bolsover Colliery Company to designs by architect Percy B. Houfton for the workers of Creswell Colliery on land leased from the Welbeck Estate. Influenced by garden village principles, it provided the workers with modern facilities; it even had a miniature railway to deliver coal to the houses. Designed around a large oval village green with an access road through the centre, the houses are of varying styles. The Model as it is known, has been refurbished.[1][2]

The village is within the parish of Elmton-with-Creswell in the district of Bolsover in northeast Derbyshire.

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  1. ^ "About the Creswell Model Village". Bolsover Council. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Special historical feature Creswell Model Village". Worksop Guardian. Retrieved 8 September 2013.