:"Do not confuse this village with places and people called Haworth"
infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Nottinghamshire
region= East Midlands
postcode_district = DN11
Harworth is a
villagein the countyof Nottinghamshire, in the Midlandsof Englandin Bassetlawdistrict. It is approximately eight miles north of Worksop. Together with its neighbour Bircotes, it forms the civil parishof Harworth and Bircotes.
The Harworth coal mine employs 500 people. It produces mainly coal for the power stations on the Trent.
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.
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 museumdedicated to his achievements (opened in August 2001) can be found in the Harworth and Bircotessports and social club.
There is also a history of Gurkhas being here during WW2.
The village is served by
Serlby Park, a 3-18 school located in neighbouring Bircotes.
* [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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