Rhodesia, Nottinghamshire

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Rhodesia is a village and parish located in the county of Nottinghamshire, in England. The population of the civil parish was 982 at the 2011 census.[1] The village lies just outside the town of Worksop in the District of Bassetlaw and lies approximately 20 miles from Sheffield. It was named after the erstwhile chairman of the nearby Shireoaks Colliery, G. Preston Rhodes.[2]

Rhodesia is a small ex-mining village consisting of just over three hundred houses, a pub at woodend, one shop, a school and a village hall. Part of the village is bordered by the Chesterfield Canal and is also adjacent to the A57. It was built in 1920 near to the small established settlement of Haggonfields to provide housing for workers from the nearby Shireoaks and Steetley pits. The village was named Rhodesia after the long-time chairman of the colliery company, Mr G. Preston Rhodes. Tylden Road, the main road through the village, was named after the pit's first manager.


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