Although this is essentially
an industrial town on the edge of the
Nottinghamshire coalfield, Worksop claims to be
the capital of what has become known as the
county’s ‘Dukeries’ because it has numerous noble
houses in the vicinity. These include Worksop
Manor, Wellbeck Abbey, Clumber House and Thorseby
House. To the south are remnants of Sherwood
Forest and a number of picturesque parks.
Worksop itself has Saxon origins and its most attractive feature, the Priory Church of St Cuthbert and Mary, dates to the 12th century, boasting a huge Norman nave and a 13th century Early English Lady Chapel.
While Clumber House sits in a
beautiful location within splendid parkland, 17th
century Wellbeck Abbey is famous for having
curious underground passages and chambers created
by the 5th Duke of Portland.|
|Worksop museum has two Bronze Age beakers found at Clumber Park and a fragment of sculpture from the great altar of the Temple of Pergamon, once part of the Earl of Arundel’s marble collection.|