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Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

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Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

Hucknall, formerly known as Hucknall Torkard, is a town in Greater Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, in the district of Ashfield. The town was historically a centre for framework knitting and then for mining, but is now a focus for other industries as well as providing housing for workers in Nottingham. The town is notable as the site where Rolls-Royce made the first demonstration of vertical take-off (for a plane).
DistrictAshfield
Post townNottingham
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK5349
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code0115
Population29,188
 

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

Hucknall Torkard

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

Hucknall, ry. sta., in co. and 8½ miles NW. of Nottingham. See HUCKNALL TORKARD.

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