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Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

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Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

Eastwood is a former coal mining town in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, England. With a population of over 18,000, it is 8 miles northwest of Nottingham, and 10 miles northeast of Derby, on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Mentioned in Domesday Book, it expanded rapidly during the Industrial Revolution. The Midland Railway was formed here, and it is the birthplace of D. H. Lawrence.
DistrictBroxtowe
Post townNOTTINGHAM
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK4646
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01773
Population18,612
 

Other names by which Eastwood, Nottinghamshire has been known in the past

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Eastwood, Nottinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Eastwood.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 9 miles NW. of Nottingham, 951 ac. (25 water), pop. 3566; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; in the neighbourhood are numerous collieries; 1 mile N. of vil. is Eastwood Hall.

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