Sherwood, Nottingham

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Sherwood is located in Nottinghamshire
 Sherwood shown within Nottinghamshire
District City of Nottingham
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Region East Midlands
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Dialling code 0115
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Coordinates: 52°58′59″N 1°08′42″W / 52.983°N 1.145°W / 52.983; -1.145

Sherwood is a large residential area in the north of Nottingham, England, approximately 1.5 miles/2.3 km from Nottingham City Centre. It is bordered by Woodthorpe to the northeast, Mapperley to the east, Carrington and Sherwood Rise to the south, Forest Fields, New Basford to the southwest, Basford to the west, and Bestwood to the north.


The ward of Sherwood (which includes some adjacent neighbourhoods) is represented by Nottingham City Council and has three Labour Party Councillors.[1] It lies in the Nottingham East parliamentary constituency, which from 1992 until 2010 was represented by M.P. John Heppell, and from 2010 by Chris Leslie, who was elected with a majority of 6969.[2]


Several carved, dated stones in buildings indicate development in the area between 1870 and 1910, during the growth of the lace industry. There are also several listed buildings.[3]

On Mansfield Road there is a 'murder stone' which commemorates Elizabeth Shepherd, a young girl murdered in 1817 while seeking employment.[4]

Sherwood Bus Depot was built in 1900 by Nottingham Corporation Tramways, as part of an initiative to extend the Carrington line to Winchester Street. Trams ran on the route until 6 September 1936 when they were replaced by buses. Part of the premises is now occupied by a public house, part of the J D Wetherspoon chain, and another part as community meeting rooms known as The Place, run by the Sherwood Depot Action Group.


Sherwood Post Office
The Sherwood Inn
Sherwood Bus Depot from Mansfield Road

Within the area of Sherwood, there are two primary schools: Seely Primary and Nursery School on Perry Road, and Haydn Primary School on Haydn Road.[5][6] The area along Perry Road is also the location of Nottingham Prison.[7]

The area is served by several Nottingham City Transport bus routes and is on the A60 arterial road into Nottingham City Centre.

In October 2007, Sherwood Police Station opened at 621 Mansfield Road, allowing for a more visible local police presence. As a result, crime fell by 13% from 2008 to 2009.[8] The Station was one of twelve sites closed three years later as part of a cost-saving drive.

The main shopping precinct lies along the busy A60 Mansfield Road. High street shops such as Boots the Chemist, Lloyds Pharmacy, Wilkinson, SPAR and The Co-operative are interspersed with charity shops, including Oxfam and Cancer Research UK and restaurants, including those serving Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Italian cuisine. Other amenities include a post office, newsagents, butchers, stationers, dentists, garages, greengrocers, hairdressers, cafes, the Nottingham Building Society and several pubs.

The Jason Spencer Sports Ground was built in 2011 on Valley Road after the murder of local teenager, Jason Spencer. It has a basketball court, an outdoor gym and a skate park.

Sherwood Community Centre lies at the northern end of Mansfield Road, opposite the Woodthorpe Grange Park. It is the meeting place of many well established local groups such as the Bobbin Lace Society, the Sherwood Playgroup and the Prince's Trust. It also hosts a wide variety of activities, including adult ballet and tap classes, yoga, creative embroidery and Zumba.[9]

Sherwood Library, on the corner of Mansfield Road and Spondon Street, holds regular community events.

Sherwood has a number of churches, including St. Martin's Church on Trevose Gardens, Sherwood Methodist Church on Devon Drive, and United Reformed Church on Edwards Lane.

Notable people[edit]

Graham Russell, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist of Australian band Air Supply was born in Sherwood.[10]

Sherwood Art Week[edit]

Sherwood has a thriving arts scene and each year hosts Sherwood Art Week. Sherwood Art Week 2015 will begin with The Secret Garden Craft Fair on Saturday 20 June 2015 and Art in Shops. Each year a series of exhibitions craft fairs and workshops takes place, bringing the artistic community together. The Remarkable Recycling Gala is also part of Sherwood Art Week, it takes place on Sunday 28 June 2015 at the Sherwood Community Centre and aims to highlight the issues of waste & recycling through the medium of art.[11]

Bus service[edit]

Nottingham City Transport

  • 15: Nottingham – Hucknall Road (Sherwood) – City Hospital – Rise Park
  • 16: Nottingham – Hucknall Road (Sherwood) – City Hospital – Top Valley – Rise Park
  • 17: Nottingham – Hucknall Road (Sherwood) – City Hospital – Bulwell
  • 40: Nottingham – St Ann's – Sherwood – City Hospital
  • 56: Nottingham – Sherwood – Plains Estate – Arnold
  • 58: Nottingham – Sherwood – Arnold – Killisick
  • 59: Nottingham – Sherwood – Arnold – Killisick
  • 87: Nottingham – Sherwood – City Hospital – Redhill – Arnold
  • 88: Nottingham – Sherwood – City Hospital – Top Valley – Rise Park
  • 89: Nottingham – Sherwood – City Hospital – Rise Park

Nottingham Community Transport

  • L8: Mapperley – Woodthorpe Court – Sherwood.
  • L9: Nottingham – Carlton – Mapperley – Sherwood – City Hospital – Arnold – Bestwood Park

Trent Barton

  • Calverton Connection: Nottingham – Sherwood – Arnold – Calverton
  • Pronto: Nottingham – Sherwood – Mansfield – Chesterfield
  • The Threes: Nottingham – Hucknall Road (Sherwood) – City Hospital – Hucknall

Stagecoach East Midlands

  • Pronto: Nottingham – Sherwood – Mansfield – Chesterfield
  • Sherwood Arrow: Nottingham – Sherwood – New Ollerton


  1. ^ "Sherwood Ward & Surgery Details". Nottingham City Council. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Election 2010". BBC News. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
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  4. ^ "Nottinghamshire History". Notts History. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seely Primary and Nursery School". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Haydn Primary School". Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Nottingham". HM Prison Service. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Lowbridge, Caroline (10 January 2009). "Crime in Carrington and Sherwood falls". thisisNottingham. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sherwood Community Centre". 
  10. ^ "Graham Russell". Imdb. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
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