A60 road

The A60 is a road linking Loughborough in Leicestershire, England, with Doncaster in South Yorkshire, via Nottingham.[1]

It takes the following route:

UK road A60

A60
A60 road map
A60 Loughborough Road near Rempstone - geograph.org.uk - 905854
The A60 near Rempstone
Route information
Length59.47 mi (95.71 km)
Major junctions
South endLoughborough
52°46′05″N 1°12′03″W / 52.7680°N 1.2008°W
North endDoncaster
53°30′28″N 1°08′55″W / 53.5078°N 1.1487°W
Location
Primary
destinations
Nottingham
Mansfield
Worksop
Road network

References

Route map:

  1. ^ Notes on the A60 Archived 14 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External links

A60

A60 or A-60 may refer to:

A60 road, a road connecting Loughborough and Doncaster in England

A60 highway, a proposed road to connect Valladolid and Leon in Spain

A60 Highway, a highway which bypasses the southern suburbs of the city of Varese, Italy

Benoni Defense, in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings

Beriev A-60, a Soviet and then Russian airborne laser flying laboratory

London Underground A60 Stock, rolling stock used on the Metropolitan and East London lines on the London Underground

A model number of the Austin Cambridge car range

Bestwood Pumping Station

Bestwood Pumping Station was a water pumping station operating in Nottinghamshire from 1874 until 1964.

Community of the Holy Cross

The Community of the Holy Cross (CHC) is an Anglican religious order founded in 1857 by Elizabeth Neale (sister of John Mason Neale), at the invitation of Father Charles Fuge Lowder, to work with the poor around St Peter's London Docks in Wapping. The Community moved to a large convent in Haywards Heath.The Community later felt drawn to follow the Rule of St Benedict, and moved their convent to Rempstone near Loughborough in 1979, where they lived the monastic life until 2011. The Community then moved a short distance to a new purpose-built convent at Highfields, Costock in Nottinghamshire.

The Community aims to achieve the Benedictine balance of prayer, study and work. All work, whether manual, artistic or intellectual, is done within the Enclosure. The daily celebrations of the Eucharist and the Divine Office are the centre and inspiration of all activity. Apart from worship, prayer and intercession, and the work of maintaining the house, garden and grounds, the Community's works are publications; providing retreats and quiet days; and dealing with a large postal apostolate.

Cuckney

Cuckney is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Norton and Cuckney, in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England, located between Worksop and Market Warsop.

The A60 road connects Market Warsop and Cuckney via Cuckney Hill. The civil parish was merged with Norton to form Norton and Cuckney.

Cuckney Hill

Cuckney Hill lies between the village of Cuckney and the town of Market Warsop, in Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England. Often referred to ironically as 'Cuckney Mountain' by a number of locals, as it is in fact quite small and does not stand out in the local Meden Valley region because of Welbeck Colliery's pit tip which is adjacent to Cuckney Hill.

Cuckney Hill is located on the A60 road and is surrounded by trees, farmland and the pit tip. From the top of the hill you can see the whole of Market Warsop.

Great Central Railway (Nottingham)

The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) (formerly known as Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre) is a heritage railway and Transport Museum on the south side of the village of Ruddington in Nottinghamshire. The route consists of almost 10 miles (16 km) of the former Great Central Railway Main Line from Loughborough South Junction (with the Midland Main Line) to Fifty Steps Bridge and the site of Ruddington's former GCR station site, plus a branch line from Fifty Steps Bridge to the Ruddington Fields site which is located on a former Ministry of Defence site next to Rushcliffe Country Park.

There are stations open to the public at Ruddington Fields (within the main centre site) and at Rushcliffe Halt. The GCR(N) aim to re-open the former station at East Leake in the longer term.The railway is currently not connected to Great Central Railway (at Loughborough Central in Leicestershire), although there are plans well underway and work has started to reunite the two preserved lines. This is a major engineering project that is expected to be completed during 2024 - 2028. Some 5.5 miles (8.9 km) of the line is used by gypsum trains serving the British Gypsum works at East Leake.

Great Central Railway (heritage railway)

The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway. It runs for 8.25 miles (13.28 km) between the large market town of Loughborough and a new terminus just north of Leicester. It has period signalling, locomotives and rolling stock.

The GCR is currently the only double track mainline heritage railway in the world with 5.25 miles (8.45 km) of working double track.Four stations are in operation, each restored to a period in the railway's commercial history: Loughborough Central (the 1950s); Quorn & Woodhouse (Second World War and the remainder of the 1940s); Rothley (Edwardian Era); Leicester North (the 1960s).

Hermeston Hall

Hermeston Hall is a manor house in Oldcotes, northwestern Nottinghamshire, England. It is located in a lane just off the A60 road, just south of the village of Oldcotes on the road to Langold.

Loughborough Gap

The Loughborough Gap is a 500-metre-long (0.3 mi) missing section of the Great Central Railway to the north-east of Loughborough, England. The gap was created by the removal of embankments and bridges during the 1980s and the restoration project has been branded Bridge to the Future and Bridging the Gap. From south-to-north the route crosses the Grand Union Canal, Railway Terrace road, four-track Midland Main Line at Loughborough railway station and the A60 road. The Hermitage Brook watercourse runs parallel.

During the 2010s work began to restore the link in order to join the northern and southern sections of two heritage railways back together giving a total Great Central Railway (heritage railway) line length of 18 miles (29 km). As of 2016, planning permission was granted for the first major component: a replacement 30-metre single-span bridge over the Midland Main Line. An additional station called Loughborough High Level will be built to connect with Loughborough (Midland) station on the Midland Main Line. As of May 2016, the bridge was intended to be owned by Charnwood Borough Council and then leased back to the Great Central Railway for one hundred years in exchange for maintenance costs. Work commenced in April 2017, with the main bridge beams being installed in September of that year. The bridge is expected to be completed in 2019.

Loughborough railway station

Loughborough railway station is a Grade II listed railway station in Loughborough Leicestershire, England, on the Midland Main Line, 111 miles (179 km) north of London St Pancras. The station is north-east of the town centre.

Mansfield Woodhouse

Mansfield Woodhouse is a large village about 1.2 miles (2 km) north of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England, along the main A60 road in a wide, low valley between the Rivers Maun and Meden. Founded before the Roman Empire, it is noteworthy for its stone-built centre.

Originally separate with an urban district council, after continuous development it has become a large part of the Mansfield Urban Area. After the Local Government Act 1972, Mansfield Woodhouse and Warsop Urban District Councils merged with the Municipal Borough of Mansfield on 1 April 1974, to form a new local government area known as Mansfield District Council. Mansfield Woodhouse's economy was traditionally based on the quarrying, mining, farming and textile industries.

Meden School

Meden School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form on Burns Lane between Market Warsop and Church Warsop in Nottinghamshire, England, with 860 pupils at the Ofsted report of 2014, of which 116 were sixth-formers. The school is a member of the Torch Academy Gateway Trust, led by Mr John Tomasevic. The trust includes Nottingham University Samworth Academy and Toot Hill School.

River Torne

The River Torne is a river in the north of England, which flows through the counties of South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. It rises at the Upper Lake at Sandbeck Hall, in Maltby in South Yorkshire, and empties into the River Trent at Keadby pumping station. Much of the channel is engineered, as it plays a significant role in the drainage of Hatfield Chase, which it crosses.

The first major change occurred around 1628, when the drainage engineer Cornelius Vermuyden cut a new channel for the river across the Isle of Axholme, and built a sluice at Althorpe where it entered the River Trent. Nearly 90 years of civil unrest followed, before the issues of flooding were finally resolved. Drainage of the land bordering the river was carried out in the 1760s and 1770s. A new sluice was built at Keadby, lower downstream on the Trent in the 1780s, but the Torne was not re-routed to it until much later. The sluice at Keadby became a pumping station in 1940, and the option to pump water into the Trent at all states of the tide led to the abandonment of the Althorpe outfall, and the routing of the Torne to Keadby.

There are a number of pumping stations along the course of the river. Tickhill pumping station was built in the 1970s, to handle water from the Middle Drain, which crosses an area affected by mining subsidence. It was managed on behalf of the Coal Board by Tickhill Internal Drainage Board (IDB), not part of Doncaster East IDB. There are Environment Agency pumping stations at Candy Farm and Tunnel Pits.

Ruddington

Ruddington is an English village (twinned with Grenay, France) 5 miles (8 km) south of Nottingham in the Borough of Rushcliffe. It had a population of 6,441 at the 2001 Census, increasing to 7,216 at the 2011 Census.An independent community, residents have previously conducted high-profile campaigns in an attempt to retain the rural identity as a village and prevent it being subsumed into the adjoining suburban districts of Clifton and West Bridgford. It maintains this through a variety of local amenities such as several shops, schools, public houses, community centre, village hall and churches within the village centre.

Rushcliffe Halt railway station

Rushcliffe Halt is a railway station on the former Great Central Railway London Extension from London Marylebone serving the north of East Leake, Nottinghamshire, currently in use as part of the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) heritage railway.

The stations was built as a later addition to the railway, opening in 1911 to serve the adjacent Rushcliffe Golf Club. Later, sidings were added to serve the nearby gypsum works. The station closed to passengers in 1963, although freight continued to serve British Gypsum until the early 1980s.

The station is the only surviving example of a Great Central Railway twin platform configuration; 'island' platforms were the standard on the route.

During the 1990s, the line and station entered preservation. In 2000 freight trains to the gypsum works resumed and in 2003 Great Central Railway (Nottingham) introduced a weekend passenger service between Loughborough junction and Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre Ruddington on a preserved section of the line. GCRN services terminate at a Stop Board close to the A60 road. Beyond that is the connection to Network Rail and the Midland Main Line (MML). There are plans for a high-level station to be built here. The loco shed of the Great Central Railway at Loughborough are just visible, across the MML at least just 1.1 mile across. There are also plans to reinstate a bridge across the MML and to join up with the GCR at Loughborough on the Leicester side.

Once both preserved sections are re-connected (with the bridging of the Loughborough Gap within full completion) this would extend to a total of over 18 miles in length.

Sherwood, Nottingham

Sherwood () is a large district and ward of the city of Nottingham, in the English ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire. It is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Nottingham city centre. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 15,414. It is bordered by Woodthorpe to the northeast, Mapperley to the east, Carrington to the south, Forest Fields, New Basford and Basford to the west, and Daybrook and Bestwood to the north.

Spion Kop, Nottinghamshire

Spion Kop is a small residential and former industrial area in Nottinghamshire, England, stretching for a few hundred yards on both sides of the main A60 road surrounded by open farmland. It is in the civil parish of Warsop.

It is located about a mile to the south of Warsop on the A60, Mansfield Road. It is a settlement built and named after the Battle of Spion Kop which took place during the Second Boer War in Natal, South Africa, in January 1900. A major military figure in the conflict was John Talbot Coke, grandson of D'Ewes Coke, born at Mansfield Woodhouse, a well-known Nottinghamshire industrialist and clergyman. At Mansfield Woodhouse a Coke Street was renamed Newhaven Avenue.

The one residential side-street adjoining the main A60 road formerly known as George Street has been renamed Mosscar Close.A modern, large-scale mixed-residential development has been built on the extensive site of the old Wood Brothers timber business on Mansfield Road following a successful planning application to Mansfield District Council in 2011.

Warsop

Warsop is a civil parish in the District of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest. At the 2001 census it had a population of 12,365, reducing to 11,999 at the 2011 Census including Church Warsop, Meden Vale and Spion Kop.

Welbeck Abbey

Welbeck Abbey in the Dukeries in North Nottinghamshire was the site of a monastery belonging to the Premonstratensian order in England and after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, a country house residence of the Dukes of Portland. It is one of four contiguous ducal estates in North Nottinghamshire and the house is a grade I listed building.

A roads in Zone 6 of the Great Britain road numbering scheme

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