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“The Best Kept Secret in Nottinghamshire”

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History of Teversal

"Teversal is a village and parish in the Mansfield Union, situated on rising ground near the source of the river Meden, four miles west of Mansfield. In 1871 it contained 73 houses and 373 inhabitants." [Wright's Directory of Nottingham and twelve miles round, pub 1874]

Teversal has been known by diverse names over the centuries. At the time of the Domesday Book it was recorded as Tevershalt; in 1204 it was spelt Teversholt and Tevershall by 1216; it has also been known as Tyversholtee (1337), Teversale (1349) and Tevershall (1562). In later years the more common forms were Teversall and Teversal, and the latter is the current spelling. The suffix of 'sal' is from an old Saxon word meaning 'a seat or dwelling, mansion, palace or hall', which indicated that some early landowner had a residence here. In the Domesday Book Teversal is recorded as being part of the lands of Ralph, son of Hubert, who also owned land in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Ralph had 2 ploughs and one freeman with one bovate. Nine villagers had 3½ ploughs. There was also one mill listed, valued at 16d. The mill was frequently associated with the name 'Newboned', and in 1895 a mill was still in existence in Newbound Lane.

From 1154, the land at Teversal was owned by the Barre family (sometimes spelled 'Barry'). This family continued as Lords of the Manor of Teversal until 1434 when Johannis Barre, the last male in the line, passed the land on to his daughter Christina, who had married into the Greenhalghe family.

The Greenhalghe's remained as Lords of the Manor until the death of Christina's grandson Roger in 1562. He willed his lands at Teversal to his son-in-law Francis Molyneux, and this family remained attached to the village for nearly 150 years.

The Molyneux family was closely connected with mining, and in about 1703 Sir John Molyneux added a 'sough' or drainage ditch - which, even then, cost about £20,000. The Molyneux Pit was the scene of a colliery disaster in 1869, when four men were drowned after they struck an old water level. Finally, in 1830, Henrietta Anna Howard Molyneux married John George, the third Earl of Carnarvon. The Carnarvons were Lords of the Manor for 99 years, until the death of Lady Elizabeth Carnarvon in 1929.
In 1861, Teversal had comprised 69 houses and 351 inhabitants.

St Katherine’s Church, Teversal Village


"The Church of St. Catherine is of stone, chiefly in the Norman style, of which the doorway furnishes an excellent example, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western embattled tower with pinnacles, containing five bells." [Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire, pub 1900] This is the only known Grad 1 listed building in the area.
The name of the church was originally spelt 'Catherine', after St Catherine, but over the years, with the varied spelling ability of the clergy, it changed to St. Katherine’s.

In the north wall of the church are three windows, of a type more usually found in 15th century manor houses. Some archaeologists believe that the windows came from nearby Hardwick Hall. In the ruins of the old hall there are three gaps, once thought to contain windows. The measurements of the gaps are the same as the three windows of the church.
The church was enlarged by J. Molyneux Esq. in 1617. He built a large family vault under the south aisle, where the Molyneux family were interred. The collection of Molyneux hatchments hanging in the church is said to be the most complete set in any church in the country. In 1877, a stained glass window was put into the chancel to commemorate the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon.

The old parish registers date back to 1571, and are in fair condition. They include one of the areas first references to coal mining, when Ann Wilson, daughter of John Wilson, a collier, was baptised in September 1610.
Details of services and contact information for the parish and the church are available here

The Manor House

Teversal Manor

A 17th century Grade II listed mansion that inspired DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.
The stunning Teversal Manor, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire is owned by John and the late Janet Marples and they have spent more than a decade restoring it. In DH Lawrence's 1928 tale, Constance Chatterley creeps from Wragby Hall, the home she shares with her paralysed husband Clifford, at night to conduct an affair with gamekeeper Oliver Mellors.
Properly known as Teversal Manor, the six-bedroom house is said to be the inspiration for Wragby Hall in Lady Chatterley's Lover and is referenced many times in the 1928 novel.

The Carnavon Arms

Carrarvon Arms

The Carnarvon is located in the village of Teversal in rural Nottinghamshire with its country walks and nearby historic attractions.
At the heart of the pub is the unique 'Ship Room' where DH Lawrence was claimed to pen the famous 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. This themed room will offer you the perfect retreat to enjoy a tipple with your friends or enjoy a dish from the delicious menus.
The contrasting decor of the restaurant offers an airy modern twist with a light oak wood floor, chunky ash furniture all finished with stylish Italian fabrics.
At the Carnarvon you can enjoy a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere with an extensive menu offering over 70 main course dishes, a wide range of draught beers, bottled lagers and traditional cask conditioned ales, and that's not forgetting the impressive wine list...

The campsite


The award-winning campsite at Teversal is surrounded by gloriously varied walking country. Opposite, the Silverhill Wood Country Park offers direct access to the Teversal Trails and miles of walking and cycling paths. Further afield the walking and cycling trails of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District offer more challenges through ever changing scenery. Teversal is an established campsite. Hedges and greenery pepper the site which boasts fantastic amenities: auto sensor power showers, individual washrooms with shower, toilet and sink, parent and child facilities, a well-equipped laundry and washing up area and children’s play area. The shop is well stocked and morning papers are available. There’s even a dog/bike shower.

Silverhill Woods Country Park

Miners Lamp

Silverhill is an artificial hill near Teversal in Nottinghamshire, and is one of the highest points in the county at 204.3 metres (670 ft). Originally it was a mine spoil heap on the site of the former Silverhill colliery which closed in the 1990s. It was subsequently landscaped in 2005 by Nottinghamshire County Council, with tree planting, numerous footpaths, and a viewpoint. It is now known as Silverhill Woods, and is one of a number of recreation sites in the area. These are linked together by multi-user trails, many of which incorporate the track beds of disused railway lines which once served the various local collieries.[1][2

Hamlets and Small Towns Around Teversal

Stanley, Norwood, Wild Hill, Whiteborough, Stanton Hill, Skegby

Hardwick Hall, near Teversal

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, is an architecturally significant Elizabethan country house in England, a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Built between 1590 and 1597 for the formidable Bess of Hardwick, it was designed by the architect Robert Smythson, an exponent of the Renaissance style of architecture. Hardwick Hall is one of the earliest examples of the English interpretation of this style, which came into fashion having slowly spread from Florence. Its arrival in Britain fortuitously coincided with the period when it was no longer necessary or legal to fortify a domestic dwelling. Ownership of the house was transferred to the National Trust in 1959.
Today, it is fully open to the public.

The Hardwick Inn near Teversal

Hardwick Inn

Dating back to the 15th century and built of locally quarried sandstone, Hardwick Inn is pleasantly situated on the south gate of Hardwick Park, leading from the National Trust's Hardwick Hall.
When you step over the threshold, there is a feeling of stepping back in time. The traditional, historic feel has been retained while also providing a comfortable, friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy some fine food and drink. In winter, the whole area is kept snug and cosy with open, coal fires.
The Inn has been in the family for three generations. The present landlords Peter and Pauline Batty, pride themselves on providing efficient & friendly service to their customers old and new.
People come from miles around to sample the food with a wide-ranging menu of homecooked dishes catering to all tastes and appetites. The Hardwick Inn is a special place, as it is steeped in history and tradition. Children are welcome, and there's nowhere better for a family meal or quiet relaxing drink!
Address: Hardwick Inn, Hardwick Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S44 5QJ Tel: 01246 850245

The Friends of Teversal

The Friends of Teversal are a community group who represent the interests of the people living in the area of Teversal, Old Teversal Village, Fackley, Stanley, Stanton Hill and Norwood and they stage community events. Membership is free and all are invited to join.
Through a linked Management Trust they have leased the Manor Room, Teversal Village as a Community Centre and place to hire for small functions.
Contact details: Richard Goad Tel: 0300 777 1151 email: Address: c/o Lime Tree Cottage, Buttery Lane, Teversal Village, Notts. NG17 3JN

The Manor Room

Manor Room

Built originally as a coach house with groom's cottage for the Teversal estate, it was later used as a school.
The building was bequeathed to the village in 1929 by the Countess of Carnarvon as a community facility, closing in 2001 when it was in a poor state of repair.
With the aid of lottery funding, it was refurbished in the style of its use as a Victorian school house and is again functioning as a local meeting facility. It has recently had a further makeover. The building dates from the mid 18th century and is Listed Grade II.

The Heritage Group

Teversal is a unique place whose history, like so many other places, is in danger of being lost to future generations.
Teversal Heritage Group was formed to record and preserve as much information, past and present, as is possible for future generations and to create an archive that can be accessed by the public. The long-term aim is to create a continuing historical record of the Teversal area. Photographs, documents and personal testimony are all important sources of information and the Group is actively seeking material to be accumulated in a heritage centre based in the Manor Room. Membership is free and those interested should contact Lynn Henstock on

Local Authorities

Nottinghamshire County Council:   Tel - 0300 500 8080

Ashfield District Council:  Tel - 01623 450000


Doctors are located at Healdswood Surgery, on the B6014 near to the Chemists (Gilbodys) and the library.
The contract details are: Tel: 01623 440144
Address: Skegby Family Medical Centre, Mansfield Road, Skegby, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts. NG173EE


Mydentist, Bath Lane, Mansfield , 11 Bath Lane, Mansfield, NG18 2BU Tel: 01623 623792 3.78 Miles
NH Mansfield Dental Practice, 4 23 Bath Lane, Mansfield, NG18 2BU Tel: 01623 626015 3.78 Miles
NHS & Private Mydentist, Lowmoor Road, Kirkby in Ashfield Lowmoor Road, Notts, NG17 7DA Tel: 01623 753050 3.84 Miles
Station Street Dental Centre 62- 64 Station Street, Notts, NG17 7AP Tel: 01623 752033 5.6 miles
Titchfield Dental Clinic:- The Fourways, Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse, NG19 9AH 01623 650650 5.6 miles


The nearest shops are situated in Stanton Hill, some 5 minutes away by car (1.4 miles).
The largest store is The Cooperative Supermarket with a cash point and large car park.
In the High Street may be found a good quality fish and chip shop, chinese takeaway, flower shops, a Deli, off licence, hardware store, etc.,
Further afield are the town centres of Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield and Kirkby in Ashfield, all some 5 miles away.


Childcare, Infant and Primary schools

Skegby Junior Academy Tel: 01623 460329 Ash Grove, Skegby, Nottinghamshire NG17 3FH.
Nurseryworld & Friends LtdellTel: 01623 701106
Grenfield House, Douglas Road, Sutton-In- Ashfield, NG17 2EE
Healdswood Infant & Nursery School Tel: 01623 462449 Barker Avenue, Skegby, Sutton-In- Ashfield, Notts, NG173FQ
Bright Stars Childcare Services Tel: 01623 701828 Brook Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 1ES
Lammas Independent School Tel: 01623 516879 Lammas Rd, Sutton-In-Ashfield, NG17 2AD
St. Andrew's C of E Primary School Tel: 01623 484522 Mansfield Rd, Skegby, Sutton-In- Ashfield, NG17 3DW
St. Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School Tel: 01623 464246 Springwood View Close, Sutton-In-Ashfield, NG172HR
Forest Glade Primary School Tel: 01623 452770 Mansfield Rd, Sutton-In-Ashfield, NG17 4GR
All Saints Church of England Infant School Tel: 01623 459199 Common Rd, Huthwaite, Sutton- In-Ashfield, NG17 2JR
Cherubs Childcare Centre Tel: 01623 420940 Welbeck Road, Mansfield, NG19 9LA
Dalestorth Primary School Tel: 01623 459339 Hill Crescent, Sutton-In-Ashfield, NG17 4JA
Tibshelf Infant & Nursery School Tel: 01773 872571 144 High St, Tibshelf, Alfreton, DE55 5PP
Anthony Bek Primary School Tel: 01623 810355 Rotherham Rd, Pleasley, Mansfield, NG19 7PG
Redgate Special School Tel: 01623 455944 Somersall St, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 6EL

Secondary Schools

Quarrydale School Stoneyford Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2DU
Lammas School Lammas Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2AD 3 Sutton Community Academy High Pavement, Sutton-in- Ashfield, NG17 1EE
The Beech Academy Fairholme Drive, Mansfield, NG19 6DX
All Saints RC Comprehensive School Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, NG19 6BW
Ashfield Comprehensive School Sutton Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 8HP
Queen Elizabeth's Academy Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, NG19 7AP
Vision Studio School Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, NG19 7BB


NHS Hospitals

King's Mill Hospital: Mansfield Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL Tel: 01623 622515 - NEAREST A&E
Nottingham City Hospital: Hucknall Road, Nottingham. NG5 1PB Tel: 0115 969 1169
Queen's Medical Centre: University Hospital NHS Trust, Derby Road, Nottingham. NG7 2UH Tel: 0115 924 9924
Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital: Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S44 5BL Tel: 01246 277271

Private Hospitals

The Park Hospital: Burnstump Country Park, Arnold, Nottingham. NG5 8RX Tel: 0115 967 0670
The Nottingham Road Clinic: Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 4AA Tel: 01623 624137