Teversal Manor Room, Buttery Lane, Teversal, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 3JN
This unspoilt country village is small in size, but well worth a visit as it's brimming with history and heritage. It's famously known for the Grade II listed, 17th century country house of Teversal Manor, which is the fictional setting for Wragby Hall in D.H. Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover and is also the former home of the Molyneux and Carnarvon families.
Where to go
The village is a designated conservation area due to its architectural and historic importance and has several listed buildings, primarily constructed from local stone and traditional roofing materials. The Grade I listed St. Katherine’s Church is a great place to start that still possesses box pews along with a wealth of fascinating antiquities. The Grade II listed Teversal Manor Room, located next to Teversal Manor, can be booked for events and also offers yoga sessions, a breakfast club, art group and heritage group. Literature fans can visit The Carnarvon – formerly the Cross Keys – which was a local pub that author D.H. Lawrence was known to frequent. Apart from its literary connection, the Manor’s most notable residents were the Earls of Carnarvon, including the fifth Earl who financed the ill-fated excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt in 1922.
Visit the ex-colliery spoil heap at the edge of Teversal that is the highest point in Nottinghamshire and at its summit enjoy the truly stunning bronze sculpture depicting a local miner, known by many as Dave. From there you can see other former mining villages and sites, and on a clear day Lincoln Cathedral can be seen in the distance.
How to get there
By car: Exit at junction 28 of the M1. Continue on Alfreton Road/A38, take Common Road/B6027, Chesterfield Road and B6014 to Pleasley Road in Nottinghamshire.
By train: Sutton Parkway station (3.9 miles).