Infobox UK district
name = Bassetlaw District
status = District
area = Ranked 67th
onscode = 37UC
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=37UC
English district population|ONS=37UC
English district density|ONS=37UC / km²
ethnicity = 97.5% White
politics = Bassetlaw District Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=37UC
mp = John Mann,
year = 2005
Bassetlaw is the northernmost district of
Nottinghamshire, England, with a population according to the 2001 UK census of 107,713. The borough is predominantly rural, with two towns: Worksop, site of the borough offices, and Retford.
Other settlements in the borough include::Askham:
Babworth, Beckingham, Bircotes, Blyth, Bole, Bothamsall: Carburton, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Clarborough, Clayworth, Cuckney: Darlton: East Drayton, East Markham, Eaton, Elkesley, Everton:Gamston, Gringley-on-the-Hill, Grove: Harworth, Hayton, Headon: Langold: Markham Moor, Mattersey, Milton, Misson, Misterton: Normanton-on-Trent, North Leverton-with-Habblesthorpe, North Wheatley: Oldcotes:Rampton, Ranby, Ranskill, Rhodesia, Rockley: Saundby, Scrooby, Shireoaks, South Leverton, Sutton cum Lound, Sturton le Steeple: Torworth, Treswell, Tuxford:West Drayton, West Markham, West Stockwith, Woodbeck
The district was formed on
April 1, 1974by the merger of the boroughs of Worksopand Retfordand most of Worksop Rural Districtand most of Retford Rural District. It is named for the historic Bassetlaw wapentake of Nottinghamshire.
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