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Southwell, Nottinghamshire

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Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Southwell is a town in Nottinghamshire, England, best known as the site of Southwell Minster, the seat of the Church of England diocese that covers Nottinghamshire. Its population is about 6,900.
DistrictNewark and Sherwood
Post townSouthwell
Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK7053
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNottinghamshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01636
Population6,900 (approx)
 

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

Fingaceaster ~ Sudwelle

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

Southwell, market town and par. with ry. sta., Notts, 6 miles W. of Newark and 17 miles NE. of Nottingham, 3805 ac., pop. 2866; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Southwell grew up around a 7th century church; had a palace of the archbishops of York, frequently occupied by Wolsey; was the place where Charles I. surrendered to the Scottish commissioners; contains a house where the poet Byron spent many of his early days; and gives the title of viscount to the Southwells of Hinlip. The first bishop of the new diocese of Southwell (Notts and Derbyshire) was appointed in 1884. The parish church, now the cathedral, has 3 Norman towers and nave (1110), Early English choir (1233), and Decorated chapter- house (1294). Many of the inhabitants find employment in a neighbouring silk mill.

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