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in the county of Nottinghamshire

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About Babbington

This pretty Nottinghamshire village is situated around 7 miles from the centre of Nottingham. It is typical of rural England, with cottages interspersed along quiet leafy lanes.

Babbington once played an important role within the British coal mining industry. The life of its pit began in 1841 but finally came to an end in 1986 when it merged with neighbouring Hucknall. Since its inception, the colliery provided the much needed stability for a region where previously the people had been very poor. The mine was begun by a young engineer called Thomas North, he must have been a considerate employer, for when the bank - to whom he owed two hundred and fifty thousand pounds, took over the pit, his workmen subscribed together for a memorial. The obelisk they had erected reads "By his great enterprise he was the means of finding employment for a large number of people" it would seem his fairness was always appreciated for despite his disputes with the unions, unlike other pit owners, North did not object to them.

Babbington lies between Ilkeston and Hucknall, there is golf in the area and plenty of wildlife. Nottingham provides visitors with great shopping opportunities, it has a splendid cathedral and a museum where you can learn much of the counties mining heritage and history.

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Rufford Court in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Rufford Court

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction E)
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Rufford Court offers accommodation in Nottingham. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms are fitted with a p...
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Whiteley Mill in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England

Whiteley Mill

Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England (4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction S)
Whiteley Mill is set in Stapleford, 9 km from Nottingham and 34 km from Leicester. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped ...
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The Horse and Jockey in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England

The Horse and Jockey

Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England (4.1 miles, 6.5 km, direction S)
Offering free Wi-Fi, The Horse and Jockey is situated 1 mile from the NET tram site in Stapleford. It sits above a real ale pub, where guests can enjoy a selection of cask ales and ciders....
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De Vere Venues Orchard Hotel in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England4 stars

De Vere Venues Orchard Hotel

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The Clarence Hotel in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England3 stars

The Clarence Hotel

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (4.5 miles, 7.3 km, direction SE)
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Garden House in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Garden House

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (4.5 miles, 7.3 km, direction SE)
Garden House is located in Nottingham, 2.4 km from Nottingham Castle and 2.5 km from National Ice Centre. Each room has a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. You will ...
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Station Hotel in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England

Station Hotel

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