Building record M17324 - Rainworth Colliery Village




Grid reference Centred SK 58611 58677 (180m by 190m)
Map sheet SK55NE
District Mansfield
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A group of houses which marks the beginning of the development of the colliery villages on the concealed coalfield of Nottinghamshire. It dates from the early years of this century. (1)
Constructed for the Bolsover company's Rufford Colliery in the 1910's. (2)
The planning and architectural details were similar to the Bolsover complany's previous undertaking in Mansfield at Forest Town; a grid of approximately 128 cottage style houses between First and Fourth Avenue, with frnt and back gardens and occasional variation marked with facing gables, pantiles and dog toothed lintels supporting the chimney stacks at end terraces. It is likely that, like Forest Town, these houses were designed by Percy Bond Houfton with a rear pan closet toilet and no bathroom. (3)

<1> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 275 (Published document). SNT1304.

<2> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 105 (Monograph). SNT5.

<3> Chris Matthews, 2022, Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield (Published document). SNT5309.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 275.
  • <2> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 105.
  • <3> Published document: Chris Matthews. 2022. Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2023 3:04PM

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