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We Power Flush heating systems in these Nottinghamshire towns:
Carlton in Lindrick
Harworth & Bircotes
Kirkby in Ashfield
West Bridgford & Worksop
Nottinghamshire is a landlocked county in England’s East Midlands region, bordered by South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. Although Nottingham is the traditional county town, the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford, in the borough of Rushcliffe, on a site overlooking Nottingham over the River Trent.
Nottinghamshire’s districts are Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. Between 1974 and 1998, the City of Nottingham was administratively part of Nottinghamshire, but it is now a unitary authority, remaining part of Nottinghamshire for ceremonial purposes.
The county’s population was estimated to be 785,800 in 2017. The Greater Nottingham conurbation is home to more than half of the county’s population (which continues into Derbyshire). The conurbation has a population of around 650,000 people, though less than half of them live within the city limits.
Nottinghamshire is located on the Roman Fosse Way, and there are Roman settlements, such as Mansfield, as well as forts, such as the Broxtowe Estate in Bilborough. Angles settled the county around the 5th century, and it became part of the Kingdom, and later Earldom, of Mercia. However, evidence of Saxon settlement can be found at the Broxtowe Estate, Oxton, near Nottingham, and Tuxford, east of Sherwood Forest. The name first appears in 1016, but the county was administratively united with Derbyshire until 1568, when it was administered by a single Sheriff. The county developed malting and woollen industries during the Norman period. During the industrial revolution, the county held much needed minerals such as coal and iron ore, and had built some of the world’s first experimental waggonways; an example of this is the Wollaton wagonway of 1603–1616, which transported minerals from bell pitt mining areas at Strelley and Bilborough; this led to the construction of canals and railways in the county, and the lace and cotton industries grew. Mechanized deeper collieries opened in the 18th and 19th centuries, and mining became an important economic sector, though this declined after the 1984–85 miners’ strike.
Nottinghamshire was divided into eight Wapentakes until 1610. Between 1610 and 1719, they were reduced to six: Newark, Bassetlaw, Thurgarton, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, and Bingham, some of which are still used for modern districts. Oswaldbeck became part of Bassetlaw’s North Clay division, and Lythe became part of Thurgarton.
Nottinghamshire is well-known for its association with the legend of Robin Hood. This is also the reason for the large number of tourists who visit Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, and the surrounding villages in Sherwood Forest. To strengthen the Robin Hood connection, the University of Nottingham launched the Nottingham Caves Survey in 2010, with the goal of “increasing the tourist potential of these sites.” “A 3D laser scanner will be used to create a three-dimensional record of more than 450 sandstone caves around Nottingham,” according to the project.
Nottinghamshire was first mapped in 1576 by Christopher Saxton; the first fully surveyed map of the county was produced in 1774 by John Chapman, who published Chapman’s Map of Nottinghamshire.
Th map was the first to be printed at a useful scale (one statute mile to one inch) to provide basic information on village layout and the presence of landscape features such as roads, milestones, tollbars, parkland, and mills.
Nottinghamshire, like Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, sits on extensive coal measures that can be up to 900 metres (3,000 feet) thick and are mostly found in the county’s north. Near Eakring, there is an oilfield. In the west, sandstones and limestones are overlain, and in the east, clay. The Humberhead Levels lacustrine plain runs through the county’s northwestern corner. The county’s center and south west, particularly around Sherwood Forest, are characterized by undulating hills and ancient oak woodland. The Trent, Idle, Erewash, and Soar rivers are the most important. The Trent, fed by the Soar, Erewash, and Idle, and made up of many streams from Sherwood Forest, flows through wide and flat valleys before joining at Misterton. The highest point in Nottinghamshire is just north of Newtonwood Lane, on the border with Derbyshire, at 205 metres (673 feet), while Silverhill, a spoil heap left by the former Silverhill colliery, a man-made point often cited as the highest, reaches 204 metres (669 feet). Peat Carr, east of Blaxton, is the lowest point at sea level; the Trent is tidal below Cromwell Lock.
Nottinghamshire is sheltered by the Pennines to the west, so rainfall is low, averaging 641 to 740 millimetres (25 to 29 inches) per year.
The county’s average temperature is 8.8–10.1 degrees Celsius (48–50 degrees Fahrenheit). Each year, the county receives between 1321 and 1470 hours of sunlight.
The green belt
Nottingham and Derby are the main topics of this article. The Green Belt
Nottinghamshire has one green belt area, which was established in the 1950s. It completely encircles the Nottingham conurbation and extends several miles into the surrounding districts and into Derbyshire.
INDUSTRY AND ECONOMY
Historically, the regional economy was based on industries such as coal mining in the Leen Valley and manufacturing. Since local William Lee invented the knitting frame, the county, and particularly Nottingham, have become synonymous with the lace industry.
Nottinghamshire had a per-capita GDP of £12,000 in 1998, and a total GDP of £12,023 million. In comparison, the East Midlands has a per-capita GDP of £11,848; England has a GDP of £12,845; and the United Kingdom has a GDP of £12,548. Nottingham had a GDP per capita of £17,373, North Nottinghamshire had a GDP of £10,176, and South Nottinghamshire had a GDP of £8,448. The United Kingdom had 4.7 percent unemployment in October 2005, the East Midlands had 4.4 percent, and the Nottingham commuter belt area had 2.4 percent.