Bulwell Hall: To Bulwell to See Masters Friend

Bulwell, July 25th 1817


Bulwell Hall 1770- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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).

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A small part of a large estate 1869- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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. 

About nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam

Originally formed in 1965 to try to save or at least record before destruction the cave sites continually discovered during the major redevelopment of the City that took place in Nottingham in the 1960′s. Almost every day new sites were unearthed and destroyed before anyone was notified; last thing they wanted was someone telling them to stop what they were doing; TIME is MONEY. The word HIDDEN in the Team’s title is because a lot of what was being invisibly lost in the redevelopment was our early history in the caves, they are under most, if now all, of Nottingham. In the 80’s and 90’s the Team conducted with the help of Dr Robert Morrell and Syd Henley, research and work on Nottingham’s history, folklore and local archaeology. The Team published quarterly magazines on their findings. The Team lapsed for a few years after the death of Paul Nix who was the team leader for thirty plus years. The Team has reformed and is now back working on Nottingham local history. On this blog you will find a series of history, folklore and archaeological related articles and information. Most of the material published will be specifically related to Nottingham/shire local history.
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