Skegby Hall, Skegby, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 3DW
Skegby is a beautiful village with many sites of historic interest found about a mile away from Sutton in Ashfield. Two places of note are the ruins of Skegby Manor House on Mansfield Road and The Quaker House, both of which were homes to Elizabeth Hooton who was one of the leading figures in the Quaker movement.
The buildings both feature on the Skegby Heritage Trail that includes places of historic interest around the village, such as St Andrews Church, Skegby Pinfold, Skegby Hall and Gardens, and the 16th century Kruck Cottage. The Skegby Trail is on a former railway track used by cyclists as an off-road track and a nature trail by walkers. It can be accessed from Buttery Lane, in Skegby, and ends at Chesterfield Road, in Pleasley. The Teversal Trails, part of the Pleasley Trails Network, can be accessed via the Link Trail between Skegby and Teversal.
The village sits on both sides of a deep valley near the source of the River Meden and takes its name from a Dane named Skeggi meaning "bearded one". It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "a berewick of the King's manor at Mansfield".
How to get there
By car: Exit at junction 28 on the M1 and continue on Alfreton Road/A38 to take the B6023 to Skegby.
By train: Sutton Parkway station (2.3 miles).
Website: Skegby Appreciation Society heritage trail