Newark and Sherwood

Newark and Sherwood is a local government district and is the largest district in Nottinghamshire, England. The district is predominantly rural, with some large forestry plantations, the ancient Sherwood Forest and the towns of Newark-on-Trent, Southwell and Ollerton. Many settlements in the west of the district, such as Ollerton are former coal mining villages. Southwell is a small Georgian town with a Minster. The south-eastern settlements are home to many people who commute into Nottingham for work. Newark-on-Trent, together with Balderton, forms the largest urban concentration. Newark-on-Trent has many important historic features including Newark Castle, Georgian architecture and a defensive earthwork from the British Civil Wars. Other settlements in the district include:

Averham
Balderton, Bathley, Bilsthorpe, Blidworth, Boughton, Brough
Carlton-on-Trent, Caunton, Clipstone, Collingham, Cromwell
Eakring, Edingley, Edwinstowe, Egmanton
Farndon, Farnsfield, Fernwood, Fiskerton
Gunthorpe
Halam, Halloughton, Hawton, Hockerton
Kelham, Kirklington, Kirton, Kneesall
Laxton, Little Carlton, Lowdham
Maplebeck, Morton
North Muskham, Norwell
Ossington, Oxton
Perlethorpe
Rainworth, Rolleston
South Muskham, Sutton-on-Trent
Thurgarton
Upton
Walesby, Wellow, Weston, Winkburn
Newark and Sherwood District
District

Coat of Arms
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Administrative countyNottinghamshire
Admin. HQNewark-on-Trent[1]
Government
  TypeNewark and Sherwood District Council
  Leadership:Leader & Committee system
  Executive:Conservative
  MPs:Robert Jenrick,
Mark Spencer
Area
  Total251.5 sq mi (651.3 km2)
Area rank61st
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
  Total121,566
  RankRanked 191st
  Density480/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code37UG (ONS)
E07000175 (GSS)
Ethnicity98.5% White
Websitenewark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, by a merger of the municipal borough of Newark with Newark Rural District and Southwell Rural District. It was originally known just as Newark: the name was changed by the council effective 1 April 1995.

References

  1. webteam@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk, Newark and Sherwood District Council,. "Castle House | Newark and Sherwood District Council". www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)

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