Newark and Sherwood

Newark and Sherwood
Newark and Sherwood District
—  District  —
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Nottinghamshire
Admin. HQ Newark
 – Type Newark and Sherwood District Council
 – Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 – Executive: Conservative (council NOC)
 – MPs: Patrick Mercer,
Mark Spencer
 – Total 251.5 sq mi (651.3 km2)
Area rank 61st
Population (2010 est.)
 – Total 113,600
 – Rank Ranked 190th
 – Density 451.7/sq mi (174.4/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 – Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2
ONS code 37UG
OS grid reference
Ethnicity 98.5% White

Newark and Sherwood is a local government district of eastern Nottinghamshire, England. The district is predominantly rural, with some large forestry plantations, and the towns of Newark-on-Trent, Southwell and Ollerton. Other settlements in the district include:

Balderton, Bathley, Bilsthorpe, Blidworth, Boughton, Brough
Carlton-on-Trent, Caunton, Clipstone, Collingham, Cromwell
Eakring, Edingley, Edwinstowe, Egmanton
Farndon, Farnsfield, Fernwood, Fiskerton
Halam, Halloughton, Hawton, Hockerton
Kelham, Kirklington, Kirton, Kneesall
Laxton, Little Carlton, Lowdham
Maplebeck, Morton
North Muskham, Norwell
Ossington, Oxton
Rainworth, Rolleston
South Muskham, Sutton-on-Trent
Walesby, Wellow, Weston, Winkburn

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, by a merger of the municipal borough of Newark with Newark Rural District and Southwell Rural District. It was originally known just as Newark: the name was changed by the council effective 1 April 1995.

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Coordinates: 53°06′N 0°57′W / 53.10°N 0.95°W / 53.10; -0.95

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