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Sutton-in-Ashfield Town Information




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This industrial town on the western edge of Sherwood Forest has Saxon origins and at one time lay in a wood consisting mostly of ash trees. Its name appears in the Domesday Book and its church - which still retains much of its original architecture - was built by the Norman family of de Sutton. Only a few miles from Mansfield, Sutton has a history of coal mining going back as far as the Middle Ages, though the pits have now closed. Its other major industry, the manufacture of hosiery, has survived. Cardinal Wolsley passed through here on the medieval ‘Great Way’ from Yorkshire to Nottingham. He stayed briefly in the locality but died en route to London.

Mary Magdalene Church - Photo © Ann Ballinger
Mary Magdalene Church - Photo: Ann Ballinger CCL