Worksop (wûrkˈsəp, wûrˈ–) [key], town (1991 pop. 34,551), Nottinghamshire, central England. Worksop contains a portion of Sherwood Forest. It is a coal-mining center with many industries, including foundries, chemical works, glassworks, and breweries. There are remains of an Augustinian priory founded in 1103.

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