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Netherfield is a small town three miles (5 km) east of Nottingham, England. It lies just outside the city boundary in the Borough of Gedling. It is between Colwick and Carlton in the NG4 postcode area, and near the River Trent. The appropriate Gedling ward is called Netherfield and Colwick. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 Census was 7,398.[1]

Anciently, it was the Nether, or Lower Field of Carlton in the Willows within the Parish of Gedling covering some 168 acres (0.68 km2), two roods and 19 perches.

The ancient Nether Field was formed by the parochial boundaries and the effects of the eighteenth century enclosure of Gedling

The south-western boundary today is the Nottingham to Grantham railway line that follows the ancient course of the River Trent separating the Nether Field from Colwick Parish.

The south eastern boundary is also an old water course of the Trent forming the boundary of the Hesgang pasture which, until recent times belonged to Radcliffe on Trent which is now on the other side of the present course of the River Trent.

The north-eastern boundary is formed by the Ouse Dyke, separating Netherfield from the parish of Stoke Bardolph and lastly the northwestern boundary is now the Nottingham to Lincoln railway line.

When in 1846 the Midland Railway Company opened their Nottingham to Lincoln line it formed the northwestern boundary of Netherfield as it was later known when it became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1885.

It was the building of the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway line from Grantham to join with the Midland Railway which later Netherfield became well known for its railways and Colwick Motive Power Depot,(Circa 1869 - 13 April 1970).

Covering an area, as today from the north end of Victoria Road just passing the crossings of the former Nottingham - Gedling - Daybrook line, the eastern end of Gedling up to Rectory Junction Viaduct covering an area, end to end of one and a half to two miles (3 km).

During this time the population of Netherfield greatly increased from:

  • 1801 - 60 people.
  • 1891 - 2,648 people
  • 1901 - 4,646 people.

Rows of terraced Victorian houses were built to accommodate their needs. This architecture remains characteristic of Netherfield. After the closure of Colwick Depot the population did drop slightly due to unemployment and businesses closing, but began to increase during the early 1980s.
Despite its small size, Netherfield still has its own train station. Carlton station is less than a mile away on the Nottingham - Lincoln line. The local schools are the Carlton Netherfield Junior and Infants schools. The nearest secondary school is the Carlton le Willows Academy. There is a large Morrisons store on Victoria Parkway near the A612 road.

Netherfield was the target of Zeppelin bombing in 1916 during the First World War. On the 25th September 1916, a zeppelin raid led by Kapitanleutnant Kraushaar, dropped bombs in a line from Newark to the city center.A single bomb was dropped on the corner of Cross Street and Dunstan street obliterating 6 houses. The houses were never rebuilt and the site was used as a children's play park.


Netherfield has a retail park called Victoria Retail Park which has a Boots, B&Q, Argos, Costa, Frankie & Benny's, Halfords, TK Maxx, Tesco Home, Next amongst others.[2]

Bus Transport[edit]

Nottingham City Transport

  • 44: City, Colwick, Netherfield, Gedling
  • Citylink 2: City, Racecourse P&R, Colwick, Victoria Retail Park

Nottingham Community Transport

  • L74: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Cavendish Road, Westdale Lane, Jessops Lane, Carlton Square, Netherfield, Victoria Retail Park
  • 705: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Emery's Road, Stoke Bardolph, Burton Joyce, Foxhill Road


  • S10: Bakersfield, Sneinton, Colwick, Victoria Retail Park
  • S11: St Anns, Thorneywood, Carlton Hill, Carlton, Netherfield, Victoria Park

Nottingham Minibus

  • 73: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Carlton Valley, Mapperley, St Anns, City, Sneinton, Bakersfield, Netherfield, Victoria Retail Park
  • 73A: Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Bakersfield, Sneinton, City, St Anns, Mapperley, Carlton Valley, Netherfield, Victoria Retail Park


  1. ^ "Gedling Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.victoriaretailpark.co.uk/WhatsHere.html

Coordinates: 52°58′19″N 1°04′01″W / 52.972°N 1.067°W / 52.972; -1.067

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The Sun

The Sun
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:33:45 -0700

Yesterday Rachael, from Netherfield, Nottinghamshire, said: "After a couple of spoonfuls I noticed something which looked like black slime and mould in it. "I panicked because she had eaten some of it and then I started to worry that I had poisoned my ...

Plymouth Herald

Plymouth Herald
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:25:18 -0700

A mum-of-four was left horrified after she fed her six-month-old baby a mini pot of custard - which had black slime in it. Rachael Foster, 37, feared she might have accidentally poisoned little Ella-Louise Bonner with the Ambrosia snack she bought from ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:42:01 -0800

She and her father arrived at the scene in Netherfield, Nottinghamshire half an hour later, while the police got there in ten minutes. But Mr Rathoor was left stuck in his car for a further two hours waiting for medical help. A rapid-response car ...


Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:03:45 -0700

They arranged to meet in Manvers Street, Netherfield, Nottinghamshire. When they met, on May 29 this year, Hudson got into the victim's car and pulled out a knife, stealing £650 and a mobile phone. Two days later, Hudson met with a man who was looking ...

BBC News

BBC News
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:37:03 -0700

The franchise owner of a McDonald's fast food restaurant says he has lost £15,000 in a month because of swarming insects invading his premises. Jerry Nicholls, who runs the restaurant in Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield, Nottinghamshire, says he has ...

Nottingham Post

Nottingham Post
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:29:41 -0700

The Green Party can no longer be seen as just a home of protest votes, according to one of their candidates. People will be able to vote for the Greens in six Nottinghamshire constituencies at May's general election. The party launched their campaign ...

Stoke Sentinel

Stoke Sentinel
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:08:25 -0700

Now Janine, from Netherfield, Nottinghamshire, is a healthier 15st 7lbs and can fit into a size 16 dress with ease. Yesterday she said: "I was huge and my health suffered as a result. "But the final straw was when I struggled to get on top of that ...

ITV News

ITV News
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:07:30 -0700

Gedling Borough Council says more than 200 cars have been sighted at the Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield, Nottinghamshire on Sunday evenings. Officers from Nottinghamshire Police will be at the retail park from Easter Sunday and the force says high ...

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