This market town and parish are 147 miles north of London, 18 miles east of Sheffield, 12 miles north-east of Mansfield and about 5.5 miles west of Retford, on the north edge of Sherwood Forest. The parish indludes the hamlet of Kilton, where the sewage works were built, and covers just under 18,000 acres, making it the largest parish in Nottingham county.
Osberton is a Lordship 3 miles to the east within the parish. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the town lies on the A57 trunk road, west off of the A1 motorway.
A 5-bed Victoria Hospital founded in 1897 opened here in 1900. It was enlarged in 1912 to 26 beds. This hospital became part of the NHS in 1948 and was demolished in 1996.
The Bassetlaw District Hospital started out in 1902 as Worksop's Poor Law Infirmary. Parts of this building still exist. In 1984, construction started on a modern Bassetlaw Hospital and finished in 1987. The Hospital joined with Doncaster Hospital as a part of the NHS in 2001.
Hospitals were exempt from archiving laws relating to patient records.
Nathaniel WOODARD founded St Cuthbert's College in 1890. St Cuthbert's College is now Worksop College, located just south of Worksop. Their website is: Worksop College where there are links to the history re the Woodard Trust.