There will be an election of a town councillor for Southwell Town Councillor, North Ward on Thursday 6th May 2021 For further details click here
Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. Southwell Town Council, on behalf of the people of Southwell, acknowledges with gratitude and affection the lifetime of service given to our country by the longest serving British consort.
There is an online book of condolence for the public to pay their respects, please visit www.royal.uk
If you are unable to access the online book of condolence please visit your local library where staff will help you access the book. You can also ring Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 8005050 and dictate a message to be added or write to NCC Freepost with your message and it will be added on your behalf.
Following advice from the Royal household and Cabinet Office there is a request for people not to gather or lay flowers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Royal Family has asked that members of the public make a donation to charity instead of leaving floral tributes, please visit http://www.royal.uk/donations
The spring newsletter has just been delivered to Southwell residents inside the March edition of the Bramley Newspaper. You can also read it online by clicking here
Cabs for Jabs
Southwell Torpedos have set up a service with a private taxi company so that a free taxi service can be offered to the over 60s and clinically extremely vulnerable people who have no other way of getting to the Newark Showground Vaccination Centre.
For more details click here
Information for Southwell Residents – Covid Vaccination Rollout Plan and Information for Nottinghamshire
NHS request that people should wait for a letter before trying to book an appointment for the vaccination
Please click here for the latest toolkit with all the information: Covid Vaccination Toolkit
Additional useful information can be found here
Special Bus Service from Newark Bus Station to Newark Showground Vaccination Centre
To view the bus timetable click here
Nottinghamsire Covid-19 Community Fund grants available
To support local charities and community organisations that are delivering essential services to vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents impacted by Covid-19
Click here for information
Southwell Saturday Market
Southwell Market will be open during lockdown for essential traders only. This will be: Fruit and Veg, Meat, Plants, Cakes, Pet Stall, Reduced foods, Bakery, Meat and Fish
Click on the link below to view the layout of the Saturday Market
Saturday market stalls layout map
Long Stay Carpark
The carpark will be Open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Southwell Neighbourhood Plan
Southwell Town Council are about to undertake a review of the Neighbourhood Plan. If you’re interested in joining a working group (via zoom) to look the Neighbourhood Plan then please contact the Town Council on 01636 816103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
King Street Road Closure
Regular Saturday road closure only from now on. King Street is open every day except Saturdays. The purpose of the closure is to assist with social distancing requirements. Access for residents and deliveries only.
Trim your overhanging trees & shrubs!
At STC, we’re keen on the concept of rewilding but our officers keep receiving complaints that people are letting their trees, hedges and shrubs overhang pathways and roads. This can make life tricky for pedestrians, particularly for people in wheelchairs or with pushchairs. If your garden has run away with you, please get those secateurs and hedge trimmers out and keep the thoroughfares clear. Many thanks.
Further information about Covid 19 Support
More information about coronavirus plus help for residents and business is available on the Newark & Sherwood District Council website: newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus/.
Nottinghamshire County Council has a Community Response Hub.
Call 0300 500 8080 Monday to Friday 08.00 – 18.00.
Council Office : email@example.com
Tourism Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : 01636 816103
The Black Bull Inn was where Mix Mix and The Hen House shops are now, but some of the original outbuildings can be seen if you go through the alleyway into Bull YardRead More
Many innkeepers kept pigs and the piggery at the Hearty Goodfellow was so big that it occupied the whole garden area at the backRead More
In the mid 19th century, stocking knitting was a common home employment and in 1844 it is recorded that there were 120 frames in Southwell with 65 workshops. Sunnyside (Westhorpe) was a row of knitters’ cottages. The row was partially demolished to widen the Halam Road)Read More
Henry Merryweather senior moved to Southwell to become a gardener to Rev J D Becher at Norwood Hall before buying two fields and setting up his garden nursery on land adjacent to the HallRead More
In the Middle Ages Southwell was visited by many pilgrims who came to see a supposedly miracle-working cross in the Minster? (which may explain why there are so many inns near the Minster!)Read More
King Charles 1 spent his last night of freedom in the Saracen’s Head in 1646, on the Market Place before surrendering to the Scottish levelers at KelhamRead More
There is a bricked-up malting oven (probably serving the local pubs on King Street) in the pathway beside the Bramley Centre (the library)Read More
Alvin Stardust (aka Shane Fenton aka Bernard Jewry) was a boarder at Southwell Minster Grammar School where he formed his first bandRead More
Matthew Horne, actor (Gavin in Gavin and Stacey’ ) was a pupil at the Minster SchoolRead More
Southwell has both a Market Place (the original site of the town’s market) and a Market Square (where the current Market is held) How confusing!!Read More
Burgage Manor at the top of the Burgage Green was used as a hospital for most of World War 1Read More
The Crown Hotel on the Market Place (at the junction of Church Street and Westgate) dates back to the early 18th Century and at one time was owned by the Chapter of Southwell MinsterRead More
Southwell Parish Workhouse (not to be confused with the National Trust managed Workhouse on the Upton Road) was built in 1808 on Moor Lane (now Nottingham Road) to accommodate 84 paupers. It is currently the home of Southwell Baptist Church.Read More
The cultivation of the Bramley apple was pioneered by Southwell nurseryman Henry Merryweather junior whose nursery was sited off Halam RoadRead More
In the early 19th century, Southwell Races were held on the Burgage on a regular basis. The event at Whitsuntide being the most popular. In 1815 prizes included a saddle and bridle for the winner of the main race and a tea kettle for the winner of the Ass Race.Read More
In World War 1 a total of 650 men from Southwell served their country. Nearly 250 died – almost twice the 10% average for Britain and the AlliesRead More
There is another Southwell in South Africa, built and named by settlers from Southwell NottinghamshireRead More
Between 1780 and 1850 Southwell had three Coaching Inns – the Saracen’s Head, the Crown, and Admiral Rodney – all still open in the town. The coaches took passengers to and from destinations as far afield as Manchester, Birmingham. Gainsborough, Hull, Lincoln, Barton, Derby, Buxton as well as to more local places such as Mansfield and NottinghamRead More
A large cotton mill built in 1784 can be clearly seen at Maythorne on the outskirts of Southwell. It was later converted to silk production and is currently apartmentsRead More
Before the Court House was built, some of the local inns (including the George and Dragon, now the Bramley Apple pub) were used to conduct public administration and act as local courts.Read More
After the end of WW1, the residents of Southwell raised the funds to erect Memorial Cross on the Burgage in 1921 at a cost of £446Read More
From the middle ages, Southwell had many groups of weavers who produced ‘plain linens, woolens and ticking’ both at home and later in textile-producing premises. Local names such as Weavers Yard in Farthingale reflect thisRead More
Houses of Correction were not gaols but were places where people who were considered to be ’wantonly idle or disorderly’ could be set to work to try to reform their characters and act as a deterrent for others. The first Master of the Nottinghamshire House of Correction situated on the Burgage was appointed in 1611.Read More