Building record M17549 - Rainworth Colliery Village, post WW1.


WORKERS VILLAGE (First World War to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 59461 58148 (702m by 590m)
Map sheet SK55NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Rainworth, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

To the east [of M17324], on the southern side of the main road, is a larger area of housing of a similar type, built soon after the first world war. (1)
Includes church, welfare and school.
By 1931 the population of Rainworth had more than doubled in the space of 10 years to 894 people. This was a consequence of further house building by the Bolsover Colliery Company (see MNT 25019 for first phase) who built approximately 400 a triangle plot between Kirklington Road, Python Hill Road, and South Avenue. (2)
See M17324 for the earlier Rainworth pre-Colliery Village in Mansfield parish.

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

<2> Chris Matthews, 2022, Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield (Published document). SNT5309.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 275.
  • <2> Published document: Chris Matthews. 2022. Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2023 3:20PM

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