Redhill, Nottinghamshire

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Redhill
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Arch Hill, Redhill
Redhill is located in Nottinghamshire
Redhill
Redhill
Redhill shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 2,000 (approx)
OS grid reference SK577461
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Nottingham
Postcode district NG5
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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UK
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Nottinghamshire
53°00′33″N 1°08′28″W / 53.0093°N 1.1410°W / 53.0093; -1.1410Coordinates: 53°00′33″N 1°08′28″W / 53.0093°N 1.1410°W / 53.0093; -1.1410

Redhill (/rɛdˈhɪl/) is a small community forming part of the much larger town of Arnold in Nottinghamshire, England. It is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the city of Nottingham in the borough of Gedling. The area is home to approximately 2,000 people, many of whom are commuters.[citation needed] The population is shown in the Gedling ward of Bonington.

Facilities[edit]

Although there is no commercial centre to Redhill, there is Redhill Academy, a specialist performing arts school, Redhill Leisure Centre and Redhill Stores and a newsagent. There are also two pubs: ‘The Ram Inn’ and ‘The Waggon And Horses’. Redhill also hosts the nearest municipal cemetery for the residents of the Greater Arnold area. Redhill also boasts a unisex hairdressing salon, two car servicing garages and a used car dealership.

Bus services[edit]

Nottingham City Transport
  • 87: Nottingham - Sherwood- City Hospital - Edwards Lane - Redhill - Arnold[2]
Trentbarton
  • Pronto: Chesterfield - Mansfield - Nottingham

History[edit]

It is generally accepted[by whom?] that Redhill takes its name from the clay-like red soil making up the hill at the centre of the community. Running through Redhill is the primary road leading north out of Nottingham, now named Mansfield Road, which is part of the A60. Prior to c. 1800 it was considered to be the southern limit of Sherwood Forest. A professional guide to lead travellers safely through the forest to Mansfield could be hired from the now-demolished ‘Guide House’, which stood on the eastern side of Mansfield Road to the north of Roscoe Avenue.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Langston, Brett (2013). "Nottinghamshire Registration District". UK BMD website. UK BMD. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Purple Line Nottingham > Arnold (Notts)". Nottingham City Transport. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 

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