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Mansfield is a large town in Nottinghamshire on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Gaining a Royal Charter for a market in 1227, it has become a focal point for much of west Nottinghamshire. The town itself has a population of over 100,000 and it part of a larger conurbation that includes Mansfield Woodhouse, Warsop, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

The town grew up as a crossing point over the River Maun, and two regionally important routes cross here - the west-east A617 between Chesterfield and Newark, and the A60 between Nottingham and Worksop. Many attempts have been made over the years to keep traffic moving in the town. In the 1970s and 1980s two inner ring roads were constructed - partially new build and part made up from existing streets. The main inner ring road is the A6009 and is partly dualled in places. There is also a circular route inside the inner ring road, made up of existing streets that form a one way system, travelling clockwise around the centre. This route was notorious for many years as the "Mansfield Circuit", and became an unofficial racetrack for local youths!

In 2004 the town was bypassed to the west and the south by the A617 Mansfield and Ashfield Regeneration Route. Although it is of a low quality single carriageway construction, it helps to remove a lot of traffic from the town centre. Only traffic heading for Worksop on the A60 or Ollerton on the A6075 needs to head through Mansfield now.


Route To Notes


Sutton-in-Ashfield, M1(South), Derby








M1(North), Chesterfield


Mansfield Inner Ring Rd (East)


Town Centre Original Route of A617








Worksop Via A60

Road Renumbering

There have been several renumberings of roads over the years, some due to new roads being extended, and others due to roads becoming more or less important over time. The list below details some of the changes in the area since the road numbering scheme was introduced in 1922:

Road Renumberings In The Mansfield Area
Old Number New Number From To Notes
B6031 A611 Mansfield, A60 Ollerton The A611 was routed along the road to Ollerton via Clipstone until the 1970s
A611 B6030 Mansfield, A60 Ollerton Same road as above - the A611 was truncated at the A60, the remainder of the road becoming a B road.
A615 A38 M1 Mansfield Renumbered around the same time as the opening of the Sutton-in-Ashfield bypass
B6029 A6075 Sutton-in-Ashfield Mansfield Woodhouse Renumbered in the 1970s. The western-most section in Sutton-in-Ashfield is now unclassified.
B6033 A6075 Mansfield Woodhouse Darlton Was also A611 between the 1920s and 1970s.
A617 A6192 Pleasleyhill Rainworth Renumbered in 2004 due to the opening of the A617 Mansfield and Ashfield Regeneration Route (MARR)

(This list is incomplete: work in progress)

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