Gedling, Nottinghamshire

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Gedling
Gedling is located in Nottinghamshire
Gedling
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 Gedling shown within Nottinghamshire
District Gedling
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG4
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°58′01″N 1°04′59″W / 52.967°N 1.083°W / 52.967; -1.083

Gedling is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. Part of the Greater Nottingham conurbation, it is situated four miles northeast of Nottingham city centre in the NG4 postcode. Gedling Village was once a distinct settlement, having been recorded in the Domesday Book, although nowadays—due to the growth of Nottingham—it is difficult to separate Gedling from the neighbouring town of Carlton.

History[edit]

Gedling was first settled around Saxon times, when the Saxon chief Gedl (hence the name Gedling, coming from the chief “Gedl” and “Ing” being Saxon for People, Gedl-Ing meaning “Gedl’s People”) sailed up the River Trent, and then up the Little Ouse dyke, until he could get no further up stream. He landed at the spot which is thought to be the present day site of All Saints Church. Gedling has had several version of its name including: Ghellinge; Gedlinga; Geddlings; and Gettang.

Despite being a fairly small place, Gedling gives its name to the local borough council which has its offices in nearby Arnold, and also to the local parliamentary constituency, which covers the suburbs to the east of Nottingham, including Arnold and Carlton. Village pubs are the Gedling Inn (Once the Chesterfield Arms) on Main Road, the Nottingham Phoenix on Shelford Road and the Westdale Tavern on Westdale Lane.

Church[edit]

In the older part of Gedling is All Hallows Anglican Church. It dates from the 11th century, with the oldest part of the church (the entrance) dating back to 1089 - although there have been four other churches on this site, the oldest dating back to the year 678AD.

Colliery[edit]

Gedling Colliery, which was the life-blood of Gedling and many of the surrounding villages, opened in 1899 and was closed in 1991. 128 men died at the colliery,[1] which produced over a million tonnes of coal per year in the 1960s.[2] During this period, it developed a reputation as the 'pit of all nations' because of the diversity of foreign miners who worked there.[2]

There are now plans to redevelop the site into a country park. Phase one of the Country park is in process.

Railway station[edit]

There are plans to reopen the railway line from Nottingham railway station and to reopen Gedling railway station which was closed on 4 April 1960. At the moment, the original station building is being used as a youth hostel.[citation needed] The line itself officially closed in 1995 when the line to the colliery eventually was classed as redundant.

Education[edit]

The local school is the Sherwood E-ACT Academy.

Shopping[edit]

There is a Sainsbury’s Local convenience store on Arnold Lane,[3] and a Co-op supermarket on Gedling Road.

Bus services[edit]

Nottingham City Transport

  • 24: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Westdale Lane.
  • 25: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Daybrook, Arnold (25B terminates at Mapperley).
  • 26: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Gedling, Carlton-le-Willows, Burton Joyce, Lowdham.
  • N27: Nottingham, Sneinton, Carlton Hill, Westdale Lane, Gedling, Mapperley, Woodborough Road.
  • 44: Nottingham, Sneinton Hermitage, Colwick, Netherfield, Gedling.
  • 45: Nottingham, Woodborough Road, Mapperley, Westdale Lane, Gedling.
  • 100/N100: Nottingham, Carlton Hill, Gedling, Burton Joyce, Lowdham, Southwell.

Nottingham Community Transport

  • L74: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Cavendish Road, Westdale Lane, Jessops Lane, Carlton Square, Netherfield, Victoria Retail Park.
  • 705: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Emerys Road, Stoke Bardolph, Burton Joyce, Foxhill Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nottingham Post. "Bygones: Tragedies at Gedling Colliery". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b Project, DEN. "Gedling Colliery - 20 years since closure". DEN project. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Store overview". Sainsbury’s website. Sainsbury’s. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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