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  • Mansfield


    bus station with the turf-roof and solar panels of Queen's Place low-energy building visible behind, and part of the old Co-op now known as Beales to its leftMansfield is a market town in Nottinghamshire, England, It is the main town in the District of Mansfield and the Mansfield Urban Area. Nestling in the Maun Valley surrounded by hills, the town is some north of Nottingham. The district is a largely urban area with most of its 99,600 population living in Mansfield itself (including Mansfield Woodhouse), with Market Warsop a secondary centre, and the remainder the rural north of the district. It is adjacent to the urban area of Sutton-in-Ashfield. Mansfield is the only major sub-regional centre in the county, covering an area of 30 square miles (78 sq km). Mansfield is the county's one local authority area directly to elect its Mayor. The district has been influenced by its industrial past of coal mining and textiles, which thrived into the 1990s. Today's Mansfield has 20.2 per cent (12,890) of its working-age population seeking key out-of-work benefits (based on a 63,800 total working age population, NOMIS).

  • Thomas Cecil Howitt


    Thomas Cecil Howitt, OBE (6 June 1889 - 3 September 1968) was a British provincial architect of the 20th Century. Howitt is chiefly remembered for designing prominent public buildings, such as the Council House and Processional Way in Nottingham, Baskerville House in Birmingham (first phase of the unrealised Civic Centre scheme), Newport Civic Centre, and several Odeon cinemas (such as Weston-super-Mare and Bristol). Howitt’s chief architectural legacies are in his home city of Nottingham. He was Housing Architect for the City Council, designing municipal housing estates which are often considered to be among the finest in terms of planning in the country.

  • Sir John Robinson's Almshouses


    The Sir John Robinson Almshouses (commonly the Daybrook Almshouses are a collection of twelve two-bedroom cottages erected in 1899 on Mansfield Road, Daybrook, Arnold, Nottingham. The almshouses are charitable low-rent housing provided and maintained by the Sir John Robinson Homes charity (England and Wales Registered Charity No. 217941) to enable fully retired elderly people over the age of 60 years (who are able to care for themselves) to live in Daybrook. Sir John Robinson of the Home Brewery built the almshouses and Daybrook Laundry in memory of his son John Sandford Robinson, an amateur jockey, who died in a horse-racing accident on 21 April 1898, aged 30 years. King George V visited the almshouses on 24 June 1914.

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