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Watnall
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Postcode district NG16
Dialling code 0115
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53°00′22″N1°15′11″W / 53.006°N 1.253°W / 53.006; -1.253 Coordinates: 53°00′22″N1°15′11″W / 53.006°N 1.253°W / 53.006; -1.253

Watnall is an area of settlement in Nottinghamshire, England. It is part of Greasley civil parish, and is located one mile north of Kimberley. It is in the Nuthall West and Greasley (Watnall) ward of Broxtowe Council. The village is barely separated from Nuthall. Watnall Hall was built c.1690 and demolished in 1962. [1] Even though only a village, Watnall is home to many businesses and organisations, such as British Bakeries and the Nottingham meteorological centre. There are three World War II bunkers in Watnall that served as Royal Air Force Fighter Command for the Midlands.

Nottinghamshire County of England

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.

Greasley village in the United Kingdom

Greasley is a civil parish north west of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, England. Although it is thought there was once a village called Greasley, there is no settlement of that name today as it was destroyed by the Earl of Rutland so he could have a better view. The built up areas in the parish are Beauvale, Giltbrook, Moorgreen, Newthorpe, Watnall and parts of Eastwood, Kimberley and Nuthall. There is also a small Hamlet known as Bog-End. In the 2001 UK Census the Parish had a total population of 10,467, increasing to 11,014 at the 2011 Census.

Kimberley, Nottinghamshire town in Nottinghamshire, England

Kimberley is a town and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England, lying 6 miles northwest of Nottingham along the A610. The town grew as a centre for coal mining, brewing and hosiery manufacturing. Together with the neighbouring villages of Giltbrook, Greasley and Swingate it has a population of around 6,500 people. At the 2011 Census the appropriate ward was Cossall and Kimberley. This had a population of 6,659. There has been no mining or hosiery manufacturing in the town for many years and the local brewery was sold and closed at the end of 2006. However as of 2017 it has a retail park centre, which includes a local newsagent, a wine shop, a pharmacy, as well as big national chains like Greggs bakery and a Sainsburys superstore.

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Kimberley East railway station

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St Marys Church, Greasley Church

St Mary's Church, Greasley is a parish church in the Church of England in Greasley, Nottinghamshire.

Kimberley West railway station

Kimberley West railway station was a station serving the town of Kimberley in Nottinghamshire, England.

Watnall railway station

Watnall railway station was a station serving the village of Watnall in Nottinghamshire, England. The station opened in 1882 and closed in 1917 It was sited at the eastern end of the railway cutting used to provide the Midland Railway with a route through to Kimberley.

St Patricks Church, Nuthall Church in Nuthall, England

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Nottingham Weather Centre

The Nottingham Weather Centre is a functioning observation and weather station located in Watnall, Nottinghamshire in England. The weather station is located 5.6 miles (9.0 km) from the city centre of Nottingham, and is the closest weather station to Nottingham with observations.

References

  1. Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire. page 135. Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.