Wilford Power Station

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Wilford Power Station
Wilford Power Station is located in Nottingham
Wilford Power Station
Location of Wilford Power Station in Nottingham
Country England
Location Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
Coordinates 52°55′55″N 1°10′01″W / 52.931980°N 1.166837°W / 52.931980; -1.166837Coordinates: 52°55′55″N 1°10′01″W / 52.931980°N 1.166837°W / 52.931980; -1.166837
Commission date September 1925[1]
Decommission date 1981
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal-fired
grid reference SK561375

Wilford Power Station was a coal-fired power station situated on the north bank of the River Trent, at Nottingham in the East Midlands.

It was authorised in 1920. Construction took 5 years, cost £700,000 (equivalent to £36,010,000 in 2015) [2] and the first section was completed in September 1925. It was later expanded from the original 30MW to 316MW.

Much of the coal came from nearby Clifton Colliery and the power station had railway connections to the Nottingham branch of the Midland Main Line and the Great Central Railway. It provided power for Nottingham and the local surrounding area.

It closed in 1981 and was demolished shortly afterwards. The site has since been redeveloped and is now Riverside Retail Park.

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  1. ^ "New Power Station". Derby Daily Telegraph. British Newspaper Archive. 18 September 1925. p. 6.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)", MeasuringWorth.com.

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