Category Archives: Nottingham History

Old Nottingham Schools

by Bill Carson  Extract Taken from White’s Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853:  The Free Grammar School This is in Stoney Street, and is now a handsome building, having lately been enlarged and ornamented with a beautiful sone front, in the Gothic order, … Continue reading

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Nottinghamshire’s Part in Richard III’s Story

by Frank E Earp Unless you have been living on another planet for the last three years, then you could not have failed to have noticed the World wide media attention given to what began in September 2012 as a … Continue reading

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Maps of Nottingham: Badder and Peat Map of 1745

by Joe Earp This is a really interesting map of Nottingham. It is the Badder and Peat Map of 1745 which shows Nottingham as a garden town. Lots of orchards and gardens, and the town stops at what is now … Continue reading

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The Stone Monkey(s)

by Frank E Earp  Scattered throughout Nottingham City centre are a handful of ‘High Victorian’ buildings in a style known as ‘Gothic Revival’. These are the survivors of over 100 commercial buildings designed by Mansfield born architect Watson Fothergill. This … Continue reading

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Meet You by the Lions!

by Joe Earp Two large stone lions guard the Council House steps. These lions have become a famous meeting point for many decades for thousands of Nottingham residents.The ‘Left Lion’ in particular has long since been adopted by locals as … Continue reading

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St. James’s Street: A Great Medieval Thoroughfare

by Frank E Earp A few weeks ago I visited Lincoln and took a guided walk through its ancient castle. Whilst on the castle walls I was impressed by the view across the roof tops of the city laid out … Continue reading

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Nottingham’s Literary Sons

 by James Walker Nottingham has always been very good at standing up to authority and making a noise when things aren’t right. But we’re not so good at standing up for ourselves. That’s all about to change as a bid … Continue reading

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