Harworth


Harworth

:"Do not confuse this village with places and people called Haworth"

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Harworth
latitude= 53.417
longitude= -1.076
map_type = Nottinghamshire
population =
shire_district= Bassetlaw
shire_county = Nottinghamshire
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= Bassetlaw
post_town= DONCASTER
postcode_district = DN11
postcode_area= DN
dial_code= 01302
os_grid_reference= SK615915

Harworth is a village in the county of Nottinghamshire, in the Midlands of England in Bassetlaw district. It is approximately eight miles north of Worksop. Together with its neighbour Bircotes, it forms the civil parish of Harworth and Bircotes.

The Harworth coal mine employs 500 people. It produces mainly coal for the power stations on the Trent.

Etymology

The village's name is from Old English "har" "grey" (compare modern ") and"worth" (also "worō", "worþ") "enclosure". The name was recorded as "Herwirth" in 1136.the pit is now moth balled and will probably never produce coal again. planning applications now point to the former British Coal site becoming a housing estate and the concrete pit tower that is less than 20 years old and clearly visible from the A1 motorway will be demolished.

Famous people

The village - once a busy coalmining community - is particularly noteworthy as the home of Tom Simpson (1937-1967), Britain's greatest road racing cyclist - World Champion in 1965. After his tragic death in France, his body was brought back to Nottinghamshire and interred in Harworth's cemetery. A small museum dedicated to his achievements (opened in August 2001) can be found in the Harworth and Bircotes sports and social club.

There is also a history of Gurkhas being here during WW2.

chools

The village is served by Serlby Park, a 3-18 school located in neighbouring Bircotes.

External links

* [http://miranda.hemscott.com/servlet/HsPublic?context=ir.static.jsp&client=ukc&path=util&service=getPage&page=deep_mines_harworth&banner=deep_mines&left=deep_mines&right=deep_mines UK Coal Harworth]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/4696171.stm Harworth pit to close in 2006.]
* [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NTT/Harworth/HarworthAllSaintsGatesLocked.jpgAll Saints Church Harworth, western elevation]
* [http://www.communityfriend.co.uk/towns/harworth/harworth.htm Community Friend Harworth]


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