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War Memorial, Main Road, Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire - geograph.org.uk - 192691.jpg
Jacksdale War Memorial
Jacksdale is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population3,158 (ward.2011)
OS grid referenceSK447516
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG16
Dialling code01773
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°03′35″N 1°20′04″W / 53.05979°N 1.33448°W / 53.05979; -1.33448Coordinates: 53°03′35″N 1°20′04″W / 53.05979°N 1.33448°W / 53.05979; -1.33448

Jacksdale is a small village in the local government district of Ashfield, part of the English county of Nottinghamshire. It was formerly a mining village. The population of the ward within the Ashfield Council was 3,158 as taken at the 2011 census.[1] Lying close to the Derbyshire border, Jacksdale is the most westerly place within the county. Neighbouring villages include Selston, Brinsley, Pye Hill and Ironville. Jacksdale and Westwood are interlinking villages, although houses in Westwood are usually referred to as being newer, with 86 per cent of the housing in Jacksdale built before 1918.[citation needed]


Jacksdale consisted of only three farms in 1811,[2] but it emerged as the shopping and amenity centre for both villages after the arrival of the railway.[3]

Jacksdale's pit was first sunk in 1874 by James Oakes & Co. Its entrance was sited at Selston Road at an "exposed" section of the Nottinghamshire coalfield. Pye Hill pit, as it was known, was actually an amalgamation of three individual pits sunk by different mining companies, Jacksdale's pit was renamed "Pye Hill No 2", No 1 being Selston/Underwood and No 3 New Selston.[4]

Pye Hill pit was closed in 1985. The spoil heaps have since been made safe and landscaped for walking, providing access to nearby Jubilee Hill. The nature reserve there demonstrates colonising vegetation and scrub.[5]


Selston Parish Council, which covers Jacksdale and Westwood, meets on the last Tuesday of the month.[6] The local member of Parliament is Gloria de Piero (Labour) for the Ashfield constituency.


Local amenities include a post office, a supermarket, a chemist, hair salons and barbers, an estate agency and lettings agency, a hardware and motor parts outlet, a repair garage, butchers, a newsagent, a library,[7] the Miners' Welfare, a tearoom, a primary and nursery school,[8] a Pentecostal church, a Chinese restaurant, a community centre, a fish and chip shop, dentists' and doctors' surgeries, care homes, and a garden centre.[9]

Several local community groups for adults, children and special interests are shared with Westwood.[10] The Anglican St. Mary's Church, Westwood, which also covers Jacksdale, is a daughter church of St. Helen's Church, Selston.

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  1. ^ "Ashfield Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ Selston Parish Council Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  3. ^ Jacksdale and Westwood Community & Heritage Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  4. ^ Fionn Taylor. "Eastwood and its Collieries".
  5. ^ Notts Wildlife Trust Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  6. ^ Selston Parish Council [http://selston.org.uk/meetings/ Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  7. ^ Notts County Council Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  8. ^ Notts Help Yourself Retrieved 24 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Jacksdale and Westwood Community & Heritage [1] Retrieved 24 March 2016.]
  10. ^ Jacksdale and Westwood Community & Heritage Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  11. ^ "UK | Kate Beckinsale: English pearl". BBC News. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  12. ^ Henshaw was 150th victim on Isle of Man Archived 15 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine Nottingham Post, 15 June 2013, Retrieved 25 March 2016
  13. ^ About Kyle - Kyle's Stats Archived 25 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 3 February 2015

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