Learn about The Workhouse's role and how it evolved through time, with the site providing shelter for those in need until the 1980s.

The Town Council, following the 2015 elections, is composed of eight Liberal Democrat Councillors, six Conservatives and one Independent. The Chairman of the Council in 2015-6 is Beryl Prentice and the Chairman of Finance and Policy is Peter Harris.[8]

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'An empty workhouse is a successful one' - Rev. J T Becher (founder of Southwell Workhouse)

For further information about all our tours and to book a guided tour at any other time of year, please contact The Minster Office: Mrs Nikki Smith Telephone: 01636 812649 Email: nikki@southwellminster.org.uk or use the online guided tours booking enquiry form. 

The Organ Grinder is Blue Monkey's pub at  Newark 

The town is something of an oddity for north Nottinghamshire, being visibly affluent, when compared with its near neighbours of Newark-on-Trent and Mansfield. Whereas agriculture and coal respectively have seen the fortunes of the other two towns fluctuate over the years, Southwell has remained an area of residence for many of Nottingham's more affluent residents.[citation needed]

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Explore with Mary Mouse and George the Cat, find all the nooks and crannies and learn about workhouse life by following our special guide and trails.

Welcome to the Ram Bar & Brasserie in the historic town of Newark-on-Trent

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Welcome, reconciliation and working together were the themes of the sermon of the Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, installed as the first female Dean of Southwell in the Minster at 3pm… More

Come and explore this picturesque town, bursting with tradition and character, often referred to as ‘The jewel in Nottinghamshire’s crown’. Explore the magnificent Southwell Minster, with its unique pepperpot spires, then stroll along to the town’s centre to find a good selection of independent shops, friendly pubs selling traditional ales, cosy cafés and restaurants. On Saturdays the Market Square hosts a lively market.

Sunday 25th September 2016 - 12.45pm for 1.00pmSouthwell Minster Harvest Thanksgiving Lunch

Eadwy of England gifted land in Southwell to Oskytel the Archbishop of York, in 956. Eadwy's charter is the first dated reference to Southwell. Evidence of a tessellated floor and the 11th-century tympanum over a doorway in the north transept are evidence of the construction of the minster after this time. The Domesday Book of 1086 has much detail of an Archbishop's manor in Southwell.

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Sports clubs include Southwell Rugby Club (known as the Redmen) who were formed in 1922/23. In the 2011/12 season the club won an historical Treble of RFU Midlands 4 (East) North League Champions, Nottinghamshire Junior Cup winners and Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire/Derbyshire Plate winners. Southwell Cricket Club and Southwell Amateurs Football Club who have not lost a game since early 2009 and consists of local players who were generally schooled in the area.

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Tributes were paid to Dianne Skerritt, as she said goodbye after nine years as  Diocesan Equality & Diversity Officer and Rainbow Project Leader, at the Racial Justice Service on  11th… More

Get an idea of what living inside the workhouse would have been like for its pauper residents.

Take a look at how our small team preserves the building and all of its many fascinating objects.

Movie nights come to Southwell on the 23rd and 24th September, with two evenings of outdoor cinema in the gardens of the atmospheric Archbishop’s Palace.

The Archbishop's Palace was built in the 1360s and altered in the 1500s. It retains its original proportions with the beams of the magnificent vaulted ceiling of the State Chamber being mostly medieval originals.  The most famous occupant was the all-powerful Cardinal Wolsey.  For more information call 01636 812649.

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Southwell has a leisure centre run by a local trust,[16] with trustees from the local community, although the district council also provides very limited support.

Satisfy your curiosity about the workhouse system through tours, guides and exhibitions.

The stories of those who lived and worked here in the 1840s help bring the building to life and prompt reflection on how society has tackled poverty through the centuries.

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Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.


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Creative fellow, Chris T-T, will be performing the 'Ballad for Southwell' over the autumn, as part of Re-imagining The Workhouse.

How the oral history from people who once lived and worked here has helped us to accurately recreate this special place.

The town is twinned with Sées, a small town in France, and with Český Brod in the Czech Republic.[18]

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