The earliest housing in Bestwood is the Colliery Village, a planned industrial community built in the 1870s by the Lancaster family for their workers. This village was extended in the 1920s and 1930s with further phases of mineworkers’ houses. The streets in the Colliery Village are set at right angles, with short terraces of brick housing with tiled porches and slate roofs, the rows of houses decorated with the colliery company’s crest. In the 1880s a church and a school were also built by the colliery company. The former offices of the Bestwood Iron and Coal Company, with a prominent clock tower, have survived to this day. In the second half of the 20th century Bestwood Village expanded and is now a commuter suburb, linked to Nottingham by bus and tram services. The oldest part of Bestwood is a conservation area, preserving its historical features. At the end of Park Road, in the village, is an entrance to Bestwood Country Park, where the Winding House and Dynamo House are located. Both survive from the colliery and are frequently opened for visitors.