Place:Newark and Sherwood District, Nottinghamshire, England

NameNewark and Sherwood District
Alt namesNewark Districtsource: name of district 1974-1995
Sherwood Districtsource: never existed, named in error
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates53.1°N 0.95°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNewark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Englandmunicipal borough from which the district was formed
Newark Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district from which the district was formed
Southwell Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district from which the district was formed
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Newark and Sherwood is a local government district and is the largest district in Nottinghamshire, England. The district is predominantly rural, with some large forestry plantations, the ancient Sherwood Forest and the towns of Newark on Trent, Southwell and Ollerton. Many settlements in the west of the district, such as Ollerton are former coal mining villages. Southwell is a small Georgian town with a minster (or cathedral). The southeastern settlements are home to many people who commute into Nottingham for work. Newark on Trent, together with Balderton, forms the largest urban concentration. Newark on Trent has many important historic features including Newark Castle, Georgian architecture and a defensive earthwork from the British Civil Wars.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, by a merger of the municipal borough of Newark with Newark Rural District and Southwell Rural District. It was originally known just as Newark: the name was changed by the council effective 1 April 1995.

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