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Clayworth is a picturesque village and civil parish located in Nottinghamshire, England. In more modern studies, the name of the village is thought to have come from the predominant clay soils on which it stands, however other previous names include Cloworth as early as 1769, and as Clavord in the Doomsday Book of 1086, where at 37 households it was considered a large population. The village is located 6 miles North-East of Retford and is maintained by Bassetlaw District Council.


Perhaps one of the most well-known features of Clayworth is St Peter’s Church, built in the 12th century. With the tower having a Saxon built base, Norman windows and a perpendicular battlemented top, it is shrouded in history. Inside you will find the Traquair Murals, completed by Scottish artist Phoebe Anne Traquair in 1905, being one of only two works by her outside of Scotland and the biggest mural works in the East Midlands. These were restored in 1996 by Elizabeth Hurst and to this day remain a stunning spectacle. Also inside the church is a war memorial scripting 12 names of those who died in the Great War, and the names of six who died in the Second World War.

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Clayworth boasts numerous beautiful walks with public footpaths running all through the village, each with stunning rest points in which to take in the glorious countryside views. Chesterfield Canal also runs through the village offering a variety of scenes for you to enjoy whilst enjoying the nature that exists within Clayworth.

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There are two public houses located towards the bottom of the village; one being The Brewers Arms (which has a shooting supplies shop to the rear, as this is a popular sport in the area) as well as The Blacksmiths. Also very popular is the Retford and Worksop Boat Club, as a great number of boats moor on the Chesterfield Canal as it runs through the village, calling it home. 

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Clayworth Memorial Hall is on the main street of the parish, which brings the community together with regular classes and activities each week, as well as holding larger events.

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