Warsop

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Coordinates: 53°12′N 1°09′W / 53.20°N 1.15°W / 53.20; -1.15

Warsop
Warsop - Town Hall.jpg
Town Hall
Warsop is located in Nottinghamshire
Warsop
Warsop
 Warsop shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 12,365 (2001)
District Mansfield
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MANSFIELD
Postcode district NG20
Dialling code 01623
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Mansfield
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Warsop is a civil parish in the District of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England, located on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest.[1] According to the 2001 census it had a population of 12,365.[2] The parish holds an annual carnival that has traditionally been held on the first or second Sunday in July. In the last couple of years, the carnival has been expanded to the Saturday as well with this day being used as a sports day and music festival. The event is held on The Carrs playing fields.

It is home to The Meden School & Technology College on Burns Lane; former pupils include television hosts Pollyanna Woodward and Simon Mapletoft, Mansfield 103.2 presenter Jason Harrison, Breakfast Show host Joe Sentance on Rother FM, ex-Everton footballer Neil Pointon, and England wicketkeeper Bruce French.

The parish formed an urban district in Nottinghamshire until 1974. It retains a council, as a successor parish. The parish includes Market Warsop, Church Warsop, Meden Vale, Warsop Vale and Spion Kop.

Mansfield District is twinned with the German town of Heiligenhaus, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Warsop watermill was built in 1767 and restored in 1924. It is open to the public for the sale of flour.

Warsop windmill, first called Forest Mill but also later known as Bradmer Mill, was a stone-built tower built 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.

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. The mill was to have been demolished the same year but was saved by the actions of a local councillor. The tower is now a listed building, standing to the southeast of Warsop close to the A6075.[3]

Superhero Street Sweeper Barry Snowdon, a Mansfield District Council employee who works in Warsop, won the Bravery category of the Local Government Council Worker of the Year Awards in 2009.[4]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 270: Sherwood Forest: (1:25 000):ISBN 0 319 24040 1
  2. ^ "Area: Warsop CP (Parish)"
  3. ^ Shaw, T. (1995). Windmills of Nottinghamshire. Page 41. Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council. ISBN 0-900986-12-3
  4. ^ [1] Local Government Council Worker of the Year awards Retrieved 2014-01-01
  5. ^ Lambourne, Helen (22 July 2009). "New bid to extend rail link to Ollerton". Worksop Today. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 

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