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Worksop Priory is a Church of England parish church and former priory in the town of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. It was originally known as Radford Priory. It was founded in c1120 by William de Lovetot. It was for Augustinian monks. Before it was closed by Henry VIII there was a prior and 18 canons, making it a large priory. On its dissolution in June 1538 the priory estates passed to the Earl of Shrewsbury.

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National Trust - Mr Straw's House

National Trust - Mr Straw's House

1.26km from Worksop Priory

Mr Straw's House is a National Trust place located in Nottinghamshire, and the preserved 1920s period home of a grocer's family. The house displays an eclectic mix of period costumes, memorabilia, and household items. Walking through the door of Number 7 Blythe Grove is like entering a time capsule, a place where nothing has changed in over 70 years.

National Trust - Clumber Park

National Trust - Clumber Park

5.3km from Worksop Priory

The National Trust's Clumber Park is a historic country park located near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. This wide expanse of parkland, farmland and woods covers over 3800-acres and was once the seat of the Dukes of Newcastle. There are over 120 different types of tree at this wonderful National Trust property, offering year-round colour and including the memorable avenue of limes, 2 miles (3km) long, which forms the main approach.

Welbeck Abbey

Welbeck Abbey

5.36km from Worksop Priory

Welbeck Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Portland and their families since 1607. Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates. It extends to 15,000 acres, much of which sits within Sherwood Forest, with Welbeck Abbey at its heart. The Abbey was founded as a monastery in 1153. Bess of Hardwick’s youngest son, Sir Charles Cavendish, acquired Welbeck in 1607, and since then the estate has continued to be handed down through the family.

Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge

Creswell Crags is a spectacular magnesian limestone gorge with a honeycomb of caves that were occupied during the last Ice Age on the border between Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. The caves provided shelter for nomadic humans between 55,000 and 10,000 years ago, and stone tools, worked bone items and the remains of animals found there give some evidence about the lives of our ancestors.

Thoresby hall

Thoresby hall

9.28km from Worksop Priory

Thoresby Hall is a grade I listed 19th-century country house in Budby, Nottinghamshire, some 2 miles (4 km) north of Ollerton. It is one of four neighbouring country houses and estates in the Dukeries in north Nottinghamshire all occupied by dukes at one time during their history. The hall is constructed of rock-faced ashlar with ashlar dressings. It is built in four storeys with a square floor plan surrounding a central courtyard, nine bays wide and eight bays deep.

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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.

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