Skegby has a number of small shops, off-licences, take away food outlets, hair salons and a petrol station. Other amenities which can be found in Skegby include a small library which is shared with the nearby village of Stanton Hill and the Woodside Medical Surgery and Pharmacy. Skegby also has two primary schools, Healdswood Infant and Nursery School on Barker Avenue and St. Andrew's C of E Primary School on Mansfield Road.
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Skegby is a small village in the Ashfield district of Nottinghamshire, England, located two miles west of Mansfield and one mile north of Sutton-in-Ashfield, close to Stanton Hill lying on the B6014 road. Skegby sits on both sides of a deep valley near the source of the River Meden. The population is included under Sutton-in-Ashfield. The parish covers about 1,433 acres and used to include the then hamlet of Stanton Hill.
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The Anglican church was built in the Norman period, prior to 1571 and was formerly a chapelry to Mansfield. The church was restored and enlarged in 1870. In 1844 a Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built, with a "Free Church" being built in 1863. In 1865 a National School for both boys and girls was built in Skegby village and a Baptist chapel was built in 1877.
There are five pubs in Skegby – the Forest Tavern on Forest Road, the Fox & Crown on Dalestorth Road, the Maypole on Dawgates Lane and the Rifle Volunteer on Forest Road, as well as the Triple S Snooker and Social Club on Mansfield Road.
Skegby Family Medical Centre, Mansfield Road, Skegby, NG17 3EE. Tel: 01623 440144 or 01623 440666. website by surgerylink
Several old buildings and features can be found in Skegby, including the Pinfold on Mansfield Road, which dates from the 18th century, the Troughs on Old Road, which are thought to be over 200 years old, the 17th century Quaker House on Mansfield Road, the 16th century Kruck Cottage and Skegby Hall, which was built in 1720 on the site of a much earlier dwelling.
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Francis White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," of 1853 tells us that Skegby had "an extensive coal mine, and several limestone quarries and kilns" and that in the 1800s "stocking-making was a common occupation." According to White, Skegby celebrated its Village Feast on the Sunday after 10 July.
The Skegby Trail is a former railway track used by cyclists as an off-road track and as a nature trail by walkers which can be accessed from Buttery Lane in Skegby and ends at Chesterfield Road in Pleasley. From this trail the Teversal Trails, which form part of the Pleasley Trails Network may be accessed via the Link Trail between Skegby and Teversal.
The Skegby Heritage Trail, (not to be confused with the Skegby Trail), which takes in places of historical interest around the village of Skegby, including Skegby Hall Gardens (currently under restoration), and the Manor House, was launched in October 2009 by the Skegby Appreciation Society.