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Worksop Town Information




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Worksop Manor - Photo © Michael Patterson
Worksop Manor - Photo: Michael Patterson CCL

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.

Clumber Bridge - Photo © Mick Garrat
Clumber Bridge - Photo: Mick Garrat CCL

Creswell Crags - Photo © Christine Hasman
Creswell Crags - Photo: Christine Hasman CCL

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.