9 Sights in Newark and Sherwood, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Newark and Sherwood, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Newark and Sherwood, United Kingdom.

List of cities in United Kingdom Sightseeing Tours in Newark and Sherwood

1. Southwell Workhouse

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The Workhouse, also known as Greet House, in the town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England, is a museum operated by the National Trust, opened to the public in 2002. Built in 1824, it was the prototype of the 19th-century workhouse, and was cited by the Royal Commission on the poor law as the best example among the existing workhouses, before the resulting New Poor Law of 1834 led to the construction of workhouses across the country. It was designed by William Adams Nicholson an architect of Southwell and Lincoln, together with the Revd. John T. Becher, a pioneer of workhouse and prison reform It is described by the National Trust as the best-preserved workhouse in England.

Wikipedia: The Workhouse, Southwell (EN)

2. Battle of Stoke Field

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The Battle of Stoke Field on 16 June 1487 may be considered the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, since it was the last major engagement between contenders for the throne whose claims derived from descent from the houses of Lancaster and York respectively. The Battle of Bosworth Field, two years previously, had established King Henry VII on the throne, ending the last period of Yorkist rule and initiating that of the Tudors. The Battle of Stoke Field was the decisive engagement in an attempt by leading Yorkists to unseat him in favour of the pretender Lambert Simnel.

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3. Major Oak

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The Major Oak is a large English oak near the village of Edwinstowe in the midst of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept. It weighs an estimated 23 tons, has a girth of 33 feet, a canopy of 92 feet, and is about 800–1000 years old. In 2014, it was voted 'England's Tree of the Year' by a public poll by the Woodland Trust, receiving 18% of the votes. Its name originates from Major Hayman Rooke's description of it in 1790.

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4. Rufford Abbey

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Rufford Abbey is a country estate in Rufford, Nottinghamshire, England, two miles (4 km) south of Ollerton. Originally a Cistercian abbey, it was converted to a country house in the 16th century after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Part of the house was demolished in the 20th century, but the remains, standing in 150 acres of park and woodland, are open to the public as Rufford Country Park. Part of the park is a local nature reserve.

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5. Winkburn Hall

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Winkburn Hall is a Grade I listed country house which stands at the corner of an estate a few miles north-east of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, off the Hockerton to Kirklington road. It was built for the Burnell family circa 1700 as a two-storey mansion in red brick with ashlar dressing and a hipped slate roof. The original mansard roof has since been converted to an additional third storey.

Wikipedia: Winkburn Hall (EN)

6. Elston Old Chapel

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Elston Chapel is a redundant Anglican church to the north-east of the village of Elston, Nottinghamshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It stands in a field and is described as a "solitary barn-like chapel".

Wikipedia: Elston Chapel (EN)

7. Southwell Minster

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Southwell Minster is a minster and cathedral in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (9.7 km) miles from Newark-on-Trent and 13 miles (21 km) from Mansfield. It is the seat of the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. It is a grade I listed building.

Wikipedia: Southwell Minster (EN)

8. St Oswald

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St Oswald's Church, East Stoke is a Grade II* listed Church of England parish in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham in East Stoke, Nottinghamshire. Originally built in the 13th or 14th century, it was largely rebuilt in 1738 and most of the furniture is from the 19th century.

Wikipedia: St Oswald's Church, East Stoke (EN)

9. St Aidan

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St Aidan's Church, Caythorpe is a Chapel of Ease in the Church of England in Caythorpe, Nottinghamshire. It is notable as being one of very few surviving 'tin tabernacles', still in use a parish churches. It was granted Grade II listed status by Historic England in July 2022.

Wikipedia: St Aidan's Church, Caythorpe (EN)


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