Southwell, Nottinghamshire

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Southwell is a town in Nottinghamshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Southwell within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Southwell in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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.

Southwell in the Domesday Book

A village in Thurgarton hundred, in the county of Nottinghamshire. is a Good Stuff website.