Tourist Information in Nottinghamshire
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Mansfield Town Information

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Mansfield Market Place - Photo © Peter Kochut
Mansfield Market Place - Photo: Peter Kochut CCL

This large market town stands on the River Maun and was once a wooded area within Sherwood Forest. It was industrialised during the Victorian era, becoming famous for shoe making and hosiery. Later it became an important part of the Nottinghamshire coalfield.

The town has an ancient past. Old cave dwellings cut into sandstone cliffs were inhabited even during the 19th century. The Romans had an encampment here and a number of coins featuring several Roman emperors have been found.