Bulwell, July 25th 1817
BULWELL HALL which is a large and handsome stone mansion, is very pleasantly situated upon a commanding eminence about a mile and a half to the west of the village from which it takes its name.
The Hall was built in 1770 by John Newton, Esq., from whose family at his death, was passed to Mr. Padley. It then passed to the Rev. Charles Padley, who sold it to Samuel Thomas Cooper, Esq. Cooper considerably enlarged the mansion and improved the surrounding grounds. It then became the residence of Mrs. Cooper, (his widow).
Mr. Cooper who was Lord of the Manor, and also patron of the Rectory of Bulwell, built large and handsome schools of stone, in the Gothic style of architecture. They stand in the main street of the village, and are provided with extensive playgrounds attached to them.
Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website.