Building record M4051 - Forest Town


WORKERS VILLAGE (Victorian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 56339 61946 (321m by 417m)
Map sheet SK56SE
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Artisans dwelling area related to coal industry in Forest Town. Built in late C19. Good condition, needs landscape and planting scheme. Interesting example of high density housing. Note front and rear access (1970). (1)
One of the most remarkable coalfield settlements in Nottinghamshire. Built at the end of the nineteenth century. There is a central road off which terraces almost 200ft long run at right angles on each side, eighteen on the east and seventeen on the west. (2)
[A] Bolsover Company village constructed for their new Crown Farm colliery opened in 1905. (3)
Associated parsonage, school and primitive methodist chapel survive. (4)
Grid ref centred.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

5 BW print, SMR

<1> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA4 50/17

<2> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 261 (Published document). SNT1304.

<3> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 104 (Monograph). SNT5.

<4> White J, 2002, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1529.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 261.
  • <3> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 104.
  • <4> Personal comment: White J. 2002. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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