Worksop Archaeological and Local Historical Society

Formed in 1958 to study and record the Archaeology and Local History of Worksop and its District, the society covers the geographical area of North Notts. In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Worksop as follows: Worksop, market town and par., Notts, on river Ryton, near the N. extremity of Sherwood Forest, 18 miles SE. of Sheffield and 147 N. of London by rail-par., 18,220 ac., pop. 11,625; town, pop. 10,588; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Worksop has an extensive trade in malt and timber, and mfrs. of agricultural implements, railway sleepers, and Windsor chairs. It was known at the Conquest as Wirchesop. Castle Hill marks the site of a Norman stronghold. The beautiful Norman church was originally the church of an Augustinian priory, which has left considerable remains. ...