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Meden Vale

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Meden Vale
Meden Vale - Portland Crescent.JPG
Portland Crescent
Meden Vale is located in Nottinghamshire
Meden Vale
Meden Vale
Meden Vale shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK4459
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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53°13′19″N 1°07′34″W / 53.222°N 1.126°W / 53.222; -1.126Coordinates: 53°13′19″N 1°07′34″W / 53.222°N 1.126°W / 53.222; -1.126

Meden Vale is a small former coal mining village originally known as Welbeck Colliery Village prior to renaming in the late 1960s.[1]

It is situated close to the small town of Market Warsop, in north Nottinghamshire, England, off the main A60 Mansfield to Worksop road, and lies within Mansfield District Council administrative area and Mansfield Parliamentary constituency, represented by Sir Alan Meale of the Labour Party. It is in the civil parish of Warsop

The economy was based mainly on Welbeck Colliery, which started up when two shafts were sunk between 1912 and 1915, and was determined for closure by owner UK Coal in 2007 due to limited reserves, with the last coal produced 11 May 2010. Most of the working-age employees from the 410 total transferred to other collieries operated by UK Coal, including Daw Mill near Coventry, a daily round-trip of 140 mi (230 km) for some. When closed it was one of the last remaining deep mine collieries to operate in England, and at its peak employed 1,400 men and produced 1.5 million tonnes of coal yearly.[2][3]

There is a small collection of shops, Post Office, a garage and the Three Lions public house. The River Meden flows through the village alongside the main road. The village has a rugby union side which plays in the RFU Midlands 5 East (North) division.


Two men were badly injured in an explosion at the Colliery on Saturday 31 December 2011.[4]


  1. ^ Warsop Parish info Retrieved 25 August 2014
  2. ^ Goodbye to Welbeck pit. "Production stops at colliery after nearly 100 years of coal". Chad, local newspaper, 12 May 2010, p.20. Accessed 18 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Century of mining ends at Welbeck Colliery". BBC News Online. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Two workers badly hurt in Welbeck Colliery explosion". BBC News Online. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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