Discover Southwell homes 

Often described as the ‘jewel in Nottinghamshire’s crown’, the bustling historic market town of Southwell is bursting with great things to see and do – the perfect place to find your new home. 

From a thriving high street, popular tourist attractions and great pubs, restaurants and coffee shops, to excellent schools and beautiful countryside right on the doorstep, Southwell has everything you need to make your base.  

Contact Gascoines Southwell today 

Family-run Gascoines is proud of its longstanding reputation for finding just the right properties for those looking to set down roots in Southwell. 

Whether you’re looking to move here or you’re a local who fancies a new family home, our local property experts will help you find the perfect match. 

Find your dream Southwell home by calling into our office in the centre of town, or you can email or call: 

1 Church Street, Southwell, NG25 0HQ 

01636 813245 

Frequently asked questions

Where is Southwell?

Southwell is a minster and market town in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands. It’s close to major transport links and only 30 minutes away from Nottingham and Mansfield, with Leicester 45 minutes away. It’s also close to the pretty market town of Newark and the world-famous Sherwood Forest.  

What schools are available in Southwell? 

Committed to providing an excellent education to local students, Southwell has a range of infant and secondary schools. Both Lowdham Primary School and Lowe’s Wong Infant School are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.  

The Minster School is also committed to both traditional and also contemporary education for all, the school strives to provide excellent learning to all its student, both academically and in terms of moral and personal development.  

What is the history of Southwell? 

‘South Well’ was first recorded in the charter 956AD, which granted the manor to Archbishop Oskytel of York. Southwell was already an ancient place – a Roman villa has been found to the east of The Minster, and this may be why the site was chosen for an important church.   

The stunning Southwell Minster, which dominates the skyline, is known for its twin ‘pepperpot’ towers, its medieval stone carvings, the impressive Norman Nave and 13th century Chapter House. It has been welcoming visitors for more than 900 years and has a packed calendar of community events. 

Where to go shopping in Southwell? 

Well-known for its antique shops, Southwell has a wide range of independent shops including men and women’s fashion and homeware and food venues selling local produce. Get there early on a Saturday for the lively weekly market, with stalls in the Market Square offering fresh fish and shellfish, fruit, homemade cakes and locally baked bread among the many delights.