In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Mansfield like this:
Mansfield, market town and par., Notts, on river Maun, 16 miles N. of Nottingham and 137 miles NW. of London by rail, 7252 ac., pop. 13,653; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday, From coins and other relics found here, Mansfield is supposed to have been a Roman station. It is surrounded by the vestiges of Sherwood Forest. Silk and cotton mills, iron foundries, engine works, brick and tile works, and breweries, &c., give employment to the inhabitants. The cattle markets and corn markets are important.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th December 2013
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