Newstead, Nottinghamshire

Newstead is a small village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. It is situated between the city of Nottingham and the town of Mansfield in the borough of Gedling.[1] It is a former coal mining village, and was previously called Newstead Colliery Village. Lord Byron, the poet, lived at nearby Newstead Abbey. The parish is part of Nottinghamshire's Hidden Valleys. It has a population of 1,194,[2] increasing to 1,312 at the 2011 census.[3]

Newstead Primary School is a state run primary school for children aged 5 to 11.

Newstead railway station is on the Robin Hood Line, which runs from Nottingham to Worksop.

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Newstead is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population1,312 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK5252
Civil parish
  • Newstead
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG15
Dialling code01623
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament

Newstead Colliery Village

The colliery village was built at Newstead in the late-19th century for miners at Newstead and Annesley Collieries.[4] Newstead Colliery operated between 1874 and 1987.

The former mining location has now been redeveloped into a nature reserve and business park. Hazelford Way Industrial Estate is home to several large companies including Bunches Florapost; Badgemaster; and Leivers and Millership.


Newstead - terraced houses

Terraced houses in Newstead


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 270: Sherwood Forest: (1:25 000):ISBN 0 319 24040 1
  2. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Gedling". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ Historic England, "Newstead Colliery Village (1038798)", PastScape, retrieved 15 August 2015

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Arthur Staples

Arthur Staples (4 February 1899 – 9 September 1965) was an English first-class cricketer active 1924–38 who played for Nottinghamshire. He was born in Newstead, Nottinghamshire and died in Redhill, Nottinghamshire. He played in 358 first-class matches as a right-handed batsman, scoring 12,762 runs with a highest score of 153*; and as a right-arm medium pace bowler, taking 635 wickets with a best performance of seven for 20. He was awarded his county cap in 1926 and a benefit season in 1937. Staples played football in the Football League as a goalkeeper for Mansfield Town and Notts County.

Bunches Florapost

Bunches Florapost Ltd. is a flowers by post company based in Newstead, Nottinghamshire.

Enid Bakewell

Enid Bakewell, (née Turton; born 16 December 1940) played for the English women's cricket team in 12 Tests between 1968 and 1979, and in 23 one-day international matches. A right-handed bat and slow left-arm bowler, on her figures she has a strong claim to be regarded as the best all-rounder that the English women's game has produced. In Tests she scored 1,078 runs at an average of 59.88, with 4 centuries, as well as taking 50 wickets at an average of 16.62. In what proved to be her final Test, she scored 68 and 112 not out (out of an England total of 164) and took 10 for 75 (including career-best figures in the second innings of 7-61) against West Indies at Edgbaston in 1979.She along with Lynne Thomas set the record for the highest opening run partnership in the history of Women's Cricket World Cup(246)In 2014 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack selected her as one of the five greatest female players of all time.

Fred Jones (footballer, born 1888)

Frederick Jones (born 25 December 1888) was an English professional footballer who played at inside-forward for various clubs in the 1900s and 1910s, spending most of his career with Notts County.

Jack Needham

John Needham (4 March 1887 – 1961) was an English professional footballer who scored 63 goals in 225 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hull City.

John Bancroft (businessman)

John Bancroft is an English businessman, based in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. He was awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire as part of Queen Elizabeth's 2013 Birthday Honours for his services to business in Nottinghamshire.

Bancroft is the founder, managing director and chairman of UK-based Badgemaster. He is also founder and chairman of the Badgemaster Group. His work in the Nottinghamshire area, led to his company receiving Nottinghamshire County Council's first "Bridge to Work" Award in 1997.

John Byron, 1st Baron Byron

John Byron, 1st Baron Byron KB (1599, Newstead, Nottinghamshire – 23 August 1652, Paris) was an English nobleman, Royalist, politician, peer, knight, and supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War.

John Byron (died 1567)

Sir John Byron (1488–1567) was an English nobleman, politician, and knight of the Tudor era. He was Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in 1529.

John Byron (died 1600)

Sir John Byron (ca. 1526 – 1600) was an Elizabethan English nobleman, landowner, politician, and knight. He was also known as Little Sir John with the Great Beard.

John Byron (died 1623)

Sir John Byron (1562–1623) was an English nobleman, politician, and knight. He was Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in 1597.

Byron was the son of Sir John Byron (died 1600), who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1579 and his wife, Alice Strelley. He married Anne Molyneux and had one daughter and ten sons, including some Cavalier commanders in the English Civil War: John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, Richard Byron, 2nd Baron Byron, Sir Robert Byron, Sir Philip Byron, and Sir Thomas Byron.

John Cotton (cricketer)

John Cotton (born 7 November 1940) was an English cricketer. He was a tail-end right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler who played first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. He was born in Newstead, Nottinghamshire.

Michael Shelton

Michael Shelton is a British sportsman who competed at the Summer Paralympic Games five times between 1960 and 1976. He won six Paralympic medals, four gold, a silver and a bronze. Shelton was from Newstead, Nottinghamshire and had been a miner at Newstead Colliery. He injured his back in a mining accident.

Richard Allsebrook

Richard Allsebrook (born 25 September 1892 in Newstead, Nottinghamshire, England) was a footballer who played in The Football League for Notts County. He also played for Welsh club Ebbw Vale.

Sam Staples

Samuel James Staples (18 September 1892 – 4 June 1950) was a Nottinghamshire cricketer of the 1920s and early 1930s. He played in three Tests for England against South Africa in 1927–28 but did modestly on the matting wickets. He would have toured Australia in 1928–29 but his health broke down before the tour began.

However, as a stock bowler for Nottinghamshire, Staples was an essential part of their successful team in the 1920s because his long spells of accurate medium-pace bowling allowed speedster Harold Larwood and the physically sensitive Tich Richmond to be more effective through not being overworked. Although on a relatively few occasions his off-break from round the wicket could be quite unplayable, Staples rarely obtained exceptional averages even in helpful summers but there is no doubt that without his ability to keep more penetrative bowlers fresh Nottinghamshire's bowling would have been much less formidable.

The Dream (Byron poem)

The Dream is a poem written by Lord Byron in 1816. It has been described as expressing "central Romantic beliefs about dreams". It also describes the view from the Misk Hills, close to Byron's ancestral home in Newstead, Nottinghamshire. Mary Chaworth of Annesley Hall, a distant relation for whom Byron had a boyhood passion, is the "Maid" of the poem.

Tony Knapp

Anthony Knapp (born 13 October 1936 in Newstead, Nottinghamshire) is an English former footballer, a notable defender in the English football league in the 1960s.He was training with Nottingham Forest before becoming professional, as a player for Leicester City (1955–61, 86 matches), Southampton FC (1961–67, 260 matches, 2 goal), Coventry City (1967–68, 11 matches), Los Angeles Wolves (1968) and Tranmere Rovers (1969–71, 36 matches, 1 goal).

His career as a manager started in Poole Town F.C. (1971–72, also player) and as an assistant coach to Norwich City.

He then had success with the amateurs Iceland national football team (1974–77, A, U18, U21) as in their beating the East Germany national football team 2-1 (1975). In Norway he had success with Viking FK (1978–81, winning the double 1979), Fredrikstad FK (1982–83), again Iceland (1984–85),

and SK Brann (1986–87, cupfinalist). Since then Knapp has coached lower division clubs around Stavanger, such as SK Vidar, Djerv 1919, Sandnes Ulf, Staal (from Jørpeland, 2003), Stavanger IF, Hundvåg FK (2004–05) and Lillesand IL (2007–08), before he retired due to illness.

William Byron, 4th Baron Byron

William Byron, 4th Baron Byron (4 January 1669/70 – 8 August 1736) was an English nobleman, politician, peer, and Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark.

William Frederick Webb

William Frederick Webb (1829–1899) was a High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and officer in the British Army.

William Riley (Nottinghamshire cricketer)

William Riley (11 August 1888 – 9 August 1917) was an English cricketer active from 1909 to 1914 who played for Nottinghamshire. He was born in Newstead, Nottinghamshire and died in military action near Koksijde (Coxyde), Belgium, during the First World War. He appeared in 80 first-class matches as a lefthanded batsman who bowled left arm slow medium. He scored 740 runs with a highest score of 48 and took 235 wickets with a best performance of seven for 80. He was killed in the First World War while serving as a gunner with the 133rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

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