Awsworth

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Awsworth
Awsworth.jpg
The crossroads
Awsworth is located in Nottinghamshire
Awsworth
Awsworth
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population2,204 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK4843
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNottingham
Postcode districtNG16
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
52°59′N 1°17′W / 52.99°N 1.28°W / 52.99; -1.28Coordinates: 52°59′N 1°17′W / 52.99°N 1.28°W / 52.99; -1.28

Awsworth is a village and civil parish in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, England. Its population of 2,266 in the 2001 census eased to 2,204 at the 2011 Census.[1] Awsworth is near the edge of the Greater Nottingham area, between Kimberley and Ilkeston, Derbyshire. It has been a civil parish since 1894.[2]

Church[edit]

The parish church of St Peter has a remaining chancel from the brick church of 1746 and a nave rebuilt in 1902–1903 by Naylor and Sale of Derby in a freely adapted Gothic style. A projected north-west tower was never built.[3]

Railways[edit]

These old colliery wagons stand on a traffic island marking the entrance to Awsworth

Awsworth once had a station on the Great Northern (later LNER) line from Nottingham to Derby which crossed the Erewash Valley to Ilkeston over the Bennerley Viaduct, closed in September 1964. At Awsworth Junction, a short distance to the east, a branch line curved away northwards to Pinxton. This line closed in January 1963. Near the junction it crossed a viaduct almost half a mile in length across the Giltbrook valley, known variously as Awsworth Viaduct, Giltbrook Viaduct, Kimberley Viaduct, but more commonly in the local area as the "Forty Bridges", though the combined number of arches and girder spans was 43. This viaduct is no more, but the Bennerley Viaduct is still in place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ History of Awsworth, accessed 4 November 2015
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1951) Nottinghamshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin; p. 31.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lee, John.M. (2006). A Brief History of Awsworth (First ed.).
  • Thoroton, Robert (1797). History of Nottinghamshire. John Throsby. pp. 250–251.

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