Place:Spion Kop, Nottinghamshire, England

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NameSpion Kop
TypeVillage
Located inNottinghamshire, England


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Spion Kop is a small residential and former industrial area in Nottinghamshire, England stretching for a few hundred yards on both sides of the main A60 road surrounded by open farmland.

It is located about a mile to the south of Warsop on the A60, Mansfield Road. It is a settlement built and named after the Battle of Spion Kop which took place during the Second Boer War in Natal, South Africa in January 1900. A major military figure in the conflict was John Talbot Coke, grandson of D'Ewes Coke, born at Mansfield Woodhouse, a well-known Nottinghamshire industrialist and clergyman. At Mansfield Woodhouse there was a Coke Street, renamed as Newhaven Avenue.

The one residential side-street adjoining the main A60 road formerly known as George Street has been renamed as Mosscar Close.

A modern, large-scale mixed-residential development has occurred on the extensive site of the old Wood Brothers (Wood Bros) timber business on Mansfield Road following a successful planning application to Mansfield District Council in 2011.

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