Place:Gedling, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.967°N 1.083°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoThurgarton Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake or hundred in which it was located
Basford Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Carlton, Nottinghamshire, Englandurban district into which it was absorbed in 1935
Gedling District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Gedling is a village in Nottinghamshire, England, four miles northeast of Nottingham city centre. The population as of the 2011 UK census was 6,817. Gedling was once a distinct settlement, having been recorded in the Domesday Book, although nowadays—due to the growth of Nottingham—it is difficult to separate it from the neighbouring town of Carlton. Gedling was absorbed into the Carlton Urban District in 1935.

During the 19th century it included the then hamlet of Carlton and also the hamlet of Carlton in the Willows (redirected here), and the township of Stoke Bardolph.

Gedling Colliery, which was the life-blood of Gedling and many of the surrounding villages, opened in 1899 and was closed in 1991. The colliery produced over a million tonnes of coal per year in the 1960s. 128 men died at the colliery during its working life. It developed a reputation as the "pit of all nations" because of the diversity of foreign miners who worked there in the 1960s, ten per cent of the colliery's workforce of 1,400 were originally from the Caribbean. 128 men died at the colliery during its working life.

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