- Hidden Valleys
Hidden Valleys was a name coined in 2004 to describe an area of interesting historical and scenic value between
Nottinghamand Mansfieldin the county of Nottinghamshire. Promotional Literature and tourist information for the Hidden Valleys were created to encourage tourism in an area which had been blighted by industrial decline. Partners in the project were AshfieldDistrict Council, GedlingDistrict Council, the East Midlandsdevelopment agency, NottinghamshireCounty Council, and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Famous People of the Hidden Valleys
The area boasts links with the Poet
Lord Byron, his daughter Ada Lovelace, the romantic novelist D. H. Lawrence, "bodyline" fast bowlers Harold Larwood& Bill Voceand the Composer Eric Coatesas well as links to the legends of Robin Hood.
Buildings of Importance
Annesley Hall, Nottinghamshireand Newstead Abbeyare two stately homes within the area. Historical religious buildings include Felley Priory, SelstonSt Helens Church, one of the county's oldest churches, and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Hucknall, resting place of the Byron family and home to a fine collection of stained glassby the acclaimed artist Charles Eamer Kempe. Papplewick Pumping Stationis a fine example of a Victorian waterworks and houses an industrial museum. D. H. Lawrence's birthplace in Eastwood houses a museum.
* [http://www.ashfield-dc.gov.uk/hiddenvalleys/index.shtml Nottinghamshires Hidden Valleys]
* [http://www.papplewickpumpingstation.co.uk/ Papplewick Pumping Station]
* [http://www.hucknall-parish-church.org.uk/ Parish Church of St.Mary Magdalene, Hucknall]
* [http://www.newsteadabbey.org.uk/ Newstead Abbey]
* [http://www.enjoyenglandseastmidlands.com/html/history-heritage/gardens/garden-details/FelleyPrioryGardens.html?ContentID=141&SectID=9&PHPSESSID=a0876bf99b6faf25c6e9a5883e8a5471 Felley Priory Gardens]
* [http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index/tourism/tourism_dhl/tourism_museum.htm D H Lawrence Birthplace Museum]
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