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Old Blidworth

Brief History: The first recorded reference of Blidworth was in the Domesday Book, a national survey which was executed for William I of England in 1086. It is recorded as Blideworde, its recorded population was five households and the total tax assessed was 1.1 Geld Units

Although this is the first recorded reference of Blidworth, the village is much older and was possibly used by the Romans.


Blidworth (Settlement) located in the Parish of Blidworth


How the name evolved from the earliest recorded name in the Domesday Book


Blideworde 1086 (Domesday) “Enclosure of a man called ‘Blitha’ - name + worth


Blidewurda 1186, Blieswurda 1157, Bleđwurđa 1162, Bledwurda 1164, Bledewurda 1165, Bledewurđa 1168, Bleduourda 1179, 1182, 1202, Blithewurth' 1240, 1280 , Blithewrth 1271, Blitheworth' 1300, Blytheworth 1278, Blythworth 1335, Blithewordwodis 1335, Blittewrth 1271, Blethesworth, Bletheworth 1330, Blodworth 1598, Bledworth 1637, Blideth 1670, Blidworth (Present Day)


Blidworth has a thriving community and offers a large variety of shops and services.

On the main road running through Blidworth there are many popular shops and amenities such as:

  • Hairdressers
  • Bakery and cafe
  • Carpet and window blind sales
  • Hardware Shop
  • Florists
  • Chemists
  • Greengrocers
  • Post Office
  • McColl's Supermarket
  • Tesco Express
  • Charity Shop
  • Butchers shop
  • Fish & Chip Shop
  • Chinese Take-away
  • Pizza Delivery
  • Petrol Station
  • Leisure Centre
  • Primary School

There is also a modern doctor’s surgery & adjacent Pharmacy

Blidworth has a local Library with activities for children and adults, and an excellent Sure Start children’s centre.

Those in need of refreshment can stop at one of the three historic pubs, the welcoming Miners’ Welfare or the new Café.  For the 'active' there is an excellent programme at the leisure centre and the sports clubs at the Miners’ Welfare with activities for all age groups.

 Churches and Faiths 

Blidworth has a mixed faith community and offers traditional and modern worship. There is support for families, through debt counselling and regular courses. More members are always welcome.

  • The Church of St. Mary of the Purification Blidworth
    • 1st & 3rd Sunday in month Holy Communion 9 am
    • 2nd & 4th Sunday in month Morning Worship 9 am
    • 2nd Sunday in month Holy Communion 8 am
  • Methodist Church
      • Morning Services                 Evening Services

        Blidworth 10:30am             Blidworth 6.00pm

        Note: Evening services are not every week, please check the notice boards

  • Sherwood Forest Community Church
    • Sunday morning worship at 10am.  Visit the website for details of other events.  www.sfcc.org.uk
  • St Andrew's Mission Church
    • Midweek - Wednesday Holy Communion 9.30am St Andrew’s Mission

    • Monthly, Last Saturday in month 10.00am Coffee Morning St Andrew’s

    • 1st Sunday in month 12.30pm Holy Communion St Andrew’s Mission

Our OAP’s are welcome at the Rookwood centre and activities are regularly hosted at Marklew Close.

Our Primary School, Blidworth Oaks, is an Ofsted 'Good' school which continues to go from strength to strength and new children are welcome.

There is also a Memorial Monument to the fallen in the Great Wars. (See larger Photo)


2 War memorial  2009  07  25 02


We hope you will agree there is something for everybody in Blidworth.









 Useful Numbers 

Emergency Contacts:

Police/Ambulance/Fire Call 999

Non-urgent Police calls 101

BLIDWORTH Police Station contact: 07595 007 505

Local contacts

Rainworth Health Centre, Warsop La, 01623 794293

Dentist 01623 798611

Blidworth Surgery: 59 Mansfield Rd 01623 695461

Ravenshead Surgery: 30 Longdale Ave 01623 795461

Rainworth Library, Warsop Lane, 01623 791038

Joseph Whitaker School: 01623 792 327

Useful Contacts

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90, www.samaritans.org

Childline: 0800 1111

NHS Direct: 0845 4647 or Online: http://www.nhs.uk

Age UK: 0800 00 99 66

Asthma UK Advice line: 08457 01 02 03

Domestic violence helpline: 0808 2000 247

FRANK: 0800 77 66 00

Stroke Helpline: 0845 303 3100                          

Shelter: 0808 800 4444

Macmillan Cancer line : 0808 808 2020

Severn Trent Water: 0800 783 4444

Newark & Sherwood Homes: 01623 860 740

N&S District council: 01636 650 000

Mansfield District Council: 01623 463 463

Nott’s County Council: 0844 980 80 80

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