West Retford is a village and was a parish on the west bank of the River Idle, across from East Retford. The parish covered 1,000 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
- Here is a photograph of the Chesterfield Canal as it passes by West Retford.
- By automobile, take the A1 motorway north to Ranby and turn right onto the B6079 trunk road. Continuing east through Babworth, and West Retford is dead ahead. It is hard to distinguish West Retford from East Retford these days, but everything west of the Idle River is the old parish and village of West Retford.
You can see pictures of West Retford which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which West Retford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK695821 (Lat/Lon: 53.331258, -0.957864), West Retford which are provided by: