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Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

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Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

Edwinstowe is a village in the heart of Sherwood Forest, north Nottinghamshire, England. Its name means Edwin's resting place because King Edwin of Northumbria's body was hidden in the church after he was killed in the Battle of Hatfield Chase, near Doncaster, probably in 633. Edwinstowe is referenced twice in the Domesday Book. Legend has it that Robin Hood married his sweetheart Maid Marian in St Mary's Church. Thoresby Colliery serves as Edwinstowe's main source of employment.
DistrictNewark and Sherwood
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK6266
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01623

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

Edwinstowe, par., township, and vil., N. Notts, 7 miles NE. of Mansfield -- par., 17,649 ac., pop. 2457; township, 5936 ac., pop. 931; P.O.

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