Category Archives: Nottingham Street Tales

Nottingham Street Tales- Kaye’s Walk

by Joe Earp Kaye’s Walk, runs along the north side of St. Mary’s Churchyard. Today it is perhaps one of the quieter pathways in the City. Also perhaps one of the least known footways. It was not until the early … Continue reading

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Nottingham Street Tales: Drury Hill

by Joe Earp Drury Hill if it had existed today would have most certainly rivalled York’s very own Shambles as one of the most important and picturesque examples of a medieval thoroughfare. However Drury Hill was not to be and … Continue reading

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Nottingham Street Tales: Exchange Walk

by Joe Earp Today Exchange Walk is a busy shopping thoroughfare which daily sees thousands of shoppers walk up and down its route. With its many leading retail shops and outlets it is very surprising to know that the thoroughfare … Continue reading

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Old Nottingham Street Index

Many of Nottingham’s street’s have a story to tell, some related to the name itself and some to events and incidents that happened on them. In Nottingham any thoroughfare with “Bar” in it’s name denotes one that would bar or … Continue reading

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Old Tales from the Streets of Nottingham

Angel Row This runs from the end of St James Street to the beginning of Mount Street. See below link for more: https://nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/nottingham-street-tales-angel-row/ Back Lane [Manvers Street] Back Lane was a short-cut to the Newark road (Carlton Road), it was later widened and re-modeled and re-named to … Continue reading

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Nottingham Street Tales: Toll House Hill

by Paul Nix Until about 1855 the lower portion of Derby Road was know as Toll House Hill. The following item is from the ‘1648-9 Chamberlains Account’, “Item, paid William Smalley for buildinge the Toll-house at Chappell Barre….. £02 00s 06d. Although the above states Chapel Bar the building was … Continue reading

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Nottingham Street Tales: Shakespeare Street

by Joe Earp Shakespeare Street in Nottingham is now famous for Nottingham Trent University and the great number of students that walk up and down the Street every day. But the Street has not always been so grand. The natural … Continue reading

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Nottingham Street Tales: Long Row

by Paul Nix Originally no more than a row of tradesmen’s counters and stalls abutting the Great Market Place (6.4 acres), but as trade grew replaced by wealthy merchants’ houses with shops at street level. These merchants’ houses grew as … Continue reading

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Nottingham Street Tales: Market Street – or Blood Lane to Nottingham Folk!

by Paul Nix Market Street started out as a narrow alley called Sheep Lane but due to its limited width quite a few accidents happened, pedestrians going up meeting carts coming down caused people to be squashed against the sides – usually … Continue reading

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Nottingham Street Tales: Gate [Pelham Street]

by Paul Nix  Gridlesmiths made: pot hooks, pot cranes and other pieces of fireplace furniture, they degraded later to plowshares nails and other farm related metal items. In its heyday the smiths of Nottingham were held in high esteem as … Continue reading

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