Place:Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.083°N 0.967°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoThurgarton Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
Southwell Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Newark and Sherwood District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Southwell is a town in Nottinghamshire, England, best known as the site of Southwell Minster, the seat of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, the Church of England diocese that covers Nottinghamshire. Its population was measured as 7,297 at the 2011 UK Census.

The town lies on the River Greet, approximately 14 miles (22 km) northeast of Nottingham. The old workhouse, built in 1824, was the prototype for many others around the country. It is now owned by the National Trust and recreates the same appearance and conditions as it did in the 19th century.

The town is something of an oddity for north Nottinghamshire, being visibly affluent, when compared with its near neighbours of Newark on Trent and Mansfield. Whereas agriculture and coal respectively have seen the fortunes of the other two towns fluctuate over the years, Southwell has remained an area of residence for many of Nottingham's wealthiest residents.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

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