Newark and Sherwood

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Newark and Sherwood District
District
Official logo of Newark and Sherwood District
Coat of Arms
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Nottinghamshire
Admin. HQ Kelham
Government
 • Type Newark and Sherwood District Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative (council NOC)
 • MPs: Robert Jenrick,
Mark Spencer
Area
 • Total 251.5 sq mi (651.3 km2)
Area rank 61st
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 115,000
 • Rank Ranked 191st
 • Density 460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 37UG (ONS)
E07000175 (GSS)
Ethnicity 98.5% White
Website newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Newark and Sherwood is a local government district and is the largest district in Nottinghamshire, England. The district is predominantly rural, with some large forestry plantations, the ancient Sherwood Forest and the towns of Newark-on-Trent, Southwell and Ollerton. Many settlements in the west of the district, such as Ollerton are former coal mining villages. Southwell is a small Georgian town with a Minster. The south-eastern settlements are home to many people who commute into Nottingham for work. Newark-on-Trent, together with Balderton, forms the largest urban concentration. Newark-on-Trent has many important historic features including Newark Castle, Georgian architecture and a defensive earthwork from the British Civil Wars. Other settlements in the district include:

Averham
Balderton, Bathley, Bilsthorpe, Blidworth, Boughton, Brough
Carlton-on-Trent, Caunton, Clipstone, Collingham, Cromwell
Eakring, Edingley, Edwinstowe, Egmanton
Farndon, Farnsfield, Fernwood, Fiskerton
Gunthorpe
Halam, Halloughton, Hawton, Hockerton
Kelham, Kirklington, Kirton, Kneesall
Laxton, Little Carlton, Lowdham
Maplebeck, Morton
North Muskham, Norwell
Ossington, Oxton
Perlethorpe
Rainworth, Rolleston
South Muskham, Sutton-on-Trent
Upton
Walesby, Wellow, Weston, Winkburn

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, by a merger of the municipal borough of Newark with Newark Rural District and Southwell Rural District. It was originally known just as Newark: the name was changed by the council effective 1 April 1995.

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Coordinates: 53°06′N 0°57′W / 53.10°N 0.95°W / 53.10; -0.95