NG18 (Mansfield) area guide

NG18
Mansfield
The NG18 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Berry Hill, Broomhill, Cumberlands, Eakring, Forest Town West, Grange Farm, Green Line Industrial Estate, Harlow Wood, Ladybrook, Lindhurst, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Oak Tree, Portland, Priory, Rainworth, Ravensdale, Sherwood, Sherwood Oaks Business Park, Sutton in Ashfield East.
Mansfield is a town in Nottinghamshire which derives its name from the River Maun that runs through it. The town was originally the terminus of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway and a tram service operated in the town in the early twentieth century. It also used to be the home to one of the United Kingdom’s largest independent brewers: Mansfield Brewery. The Palace Theatre, built in 1910 on Lemming Street, brought early modern entertainment to the town. On the outskirts of Mansfield is the legendary Sherwood Forest, which is widely associated with the legend of Robin Hood.
Unfortunately, Mansfield was considered to be the ninth worst place to live in Britain in the 2007 edition of Channel 4’s The Best and Worst Places to Live in the UK. Mansfield is one of the very few towns in the United Kingdom that has a directly elected mayor. The population in NG18 is over 36,000, with a median age of thirty-eight. Mansfield has one radio station: Mansfield 103.2, but it also broadcasts versions of various Nottingham stations. Until the Mansfield railway station was built in the 1990s, it was the largest town in Europe without a train station. It is also home to an Irn-Bru factory.

For those looking to buy in the most desirable areas of Mansfield, some of the more expensive properties can be found roads such as The Spinney and The Copse. The Spinney contains homes worth an average of about £400,000. It is located in a more rural part of the postcode and has twelve properties. The houses here are mainly modern detached family homes, of which over sixty per cent were built about ten years ago. The Copse comprises five homes and has an average property transaction price of around £370,000. The local schools are High Oakham Primary School on Nottingham Road and Samworth Church Academy on Sherwood Hall Road.

For people looking to pick up a bargain, some of the most affordable streets in NG18 include Trowell Court and Newark Way. Trowell Court has an average property value of £32,000. There are twenty five homes on this street, two of which are flats. Newark Way has thirty-four homes, which generally sell for around £40,000. Samworth Church Academy is the local secondary school, but the nearest primary school to Trowell Court is St Peter’s CofE Primary School.
The commercial centre of the town is a large market square on Leeming Street. There you will find the Mansfield Museum, the Palace Theatre and numerous pubs, bars and night clubs. For great places to dine out, try some of the local restaurants and pubs, including: No 4 Wood Street, Grazia, Lambs at the Market, The Cheeky Monkey, The Nell Gwyn and The Prince Charles.