Wollaton

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Wollaton (often mistakenly spelt, yet pronounced, Woolaton) is an area in the western part of Nottingham, England. It is home to Wollaton Hall with its museum, Deer Park, lake, walks and golf course. The Park housed Prisoners of War and US troops during the World Wars.

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Wollaton village, at the heart of the suburb, has remained relatively unchanged over the past few hundred years and is dominated by the Admiral Rodney public house and the Anglican church of St Leonard dating back to the 13th century. It also features historic cottages and a water pump. The village was 'swallowed up' by the suburbanisation of Nottingham and is now part of the Greater Nottingham metropolitan area.

Wollaton is primarily situated in the City of Nottingham, although a small part of it falls within the Broxtowe borough. The City Wards divide Wollaton into Conservative Party controlled Wollaton West (Represented by Cllr. Dick Benson, Cllr. Georgina Culley and Cllr. Eileen Morley) and Liberal Democrat controlled Wollaton East with Lenton Abbey (represented by Cllr.Tony Sutton and Cllr. Dave Oldham).

It is considered one of the most desirable parts of the city in which to live, with relatively high house prices. This is largely due to the good quality schools, traditional public houses and good access to the M1 via the A52 to the South and the A610 to the North.

The A52 runs directly into the centre of Derby and...
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