1986 HUCKNALL - AN OUTLINE

 Hucknall is a small market town in    
 central Nottinghamshire with a        
 population of 28,000. It is situated  
 at the southern end of the Pennines   
 and in the Leen Valley. It is part of 
 Ashfield District Council and Sherwood
 Parliamentary Constituency. The town  
 itself is centred around the market   
 place and Parish Church. Hucknall     
 developed as a coal mining town and   
 textiles and engineering have become  
 important industries in recent years. 
 Post-1945, there has been much        
 residential development making        
 Hucknall a dormitory town of          
 Nottingham.Famous local people include
 the poet Lord Byron who is buried in  
 the Parish Church and the composer    
 Eric Coates who was born in the town  
 in 1886. Centenary celebrations will  
 take place next year.                 
                                       
 

Map of the area

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