Rhodesia, Nottinghamshire

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Rhodesia
Haggonfield Lock - geograph.org.uk - 8957.jpg
Haggonfields Lock, on the Chesterfield Canal, located in the village.
Rhodesia is located in Nottinghamshire
Rhodesia
Rhodesia
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population982 (2011)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWORKSOP
Postcode districtS80
Dialling code01909
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
53°18′50″N 1°09′18″W / 53.314°N 1.155°W / 53.314; -1.155

Bridge of the Robin Hood Line over an access road to the village

Rhodesia is a village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England. The village lies just west of the town of Worksop, and approximately 20 miles (32 km) east-southeast of Sheffield. At the 2011 Census, the population of the civil parish was 982.[1]

The village was built in 1920, near the small established settlement of Haggonfield, to provide housing for coal miners working at the nearby Shireoaks and Steetley pits. It was named after G. Preston Rhodes, then chairman of Shireoaks Colliery.[2] Tylden Road, the main road through the village, was named after the pit's first manager. There are no longer any active mines in the area.

Rhodesia consists of just over 300 houses, a pub at Woodend, one shop, a school and a village hall. Part of the village is bordered by the Chesterfield Canal and it is also adjacent to the A57. Rhodesia is located between Shireoaks and Retford railway stations, the Robin Hood Line passes through the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Error".

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Coordinates: 53°18′50″N 1°09′18″W / 53.314°N 1.155°W / 53.314; -1.155