Spion Kop, Nottinghamshire

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Spion Kop
Open road in countryside, entering a residential stretch with speed limit
A60 road approaching Spion Kop showing new residential development on old Wood Bros site to left behind fence
Spion Kop is located in Nottinghamshire
Spion Kop
Spion Kop
 Spion Kop shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK555665
District Mansfield
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Mansfield
Postcode district NG20
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Bassetlaw
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Coordinates: 53°11′32″N 1°09′52″W / 53.1923°N 1.1644°W / 53.1923; -1.1644

Spion Kop is a small residential and former industrial area in Nottinghamshire, England stretching for a few hundred yards on both sides of the main A60 road surrounded by open farmland. The population is included in the civil parish of Warsop.

It is located about a mile to the south of Warsop on the A60, Mansfield Road. It is a settlement built and named after the Battle of Spion Kop which took place during the Second Boer War in Natal, South Africa in January 1900.[1] A major military figure in the conflict was John Talbot Coke, grandson of D'Ewes Coke, born at Mansfield Woodhouse, a well-known Nottinghamshire industrialist and clergyman. At Mansfield Woodhouse there was a Coke Street, renamed as Newhaven Avenue.

The one residential side-street adjoining the main A60 road formerly known as George Street has been renamed as Mosscar Close.[2]

A modern, large-scale mixed-residential development has occurred on the extensive site of the old Wood Brothers (Wood Bros) timber business on Mansfield Road following a successful planning application to Mansfield District Council in 2011.[3]


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