Archive by category Heritage

A new conservation area for the Old Meadows

A new conservation area for the Old Meadows

Plans to make the Old Meadows, which includes the Embankment and Memorial Gardens, into a conservation area have been approved by Nottingham City Council. The proposals, which were put forward by members of the community through the Old Meadows Tenants and Residents Association, will help protect the area’s distinctive historical and architectural features. Conservation areas […]

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New way to nominate old local buildings for special status launched

New way to nominate old local buildings for special status launched

Nottingham City Council is asking which local historic buildings and assets you would like to put forward to be included on Nottingham’s Local List. The call comes as the city launches a new submission webpage at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/locallistsubmissions, making it easier for people to submit their entries while out and about taking their daily exercise. Many […]

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Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Nottingham City Council is celebrating after receiving the news that its £130,000 initial bid to restore the Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. The money has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities and create a visitor centre on the park. Nottingham City Council and other […]

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Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

A major restoration project to repair the Long Gallery in the old Insect Room at Wollaton Hall has uncovered an original Elizabethan fireplace, from 1588, obscured from view for over 200 years. The Elizabethan fireplace has been hidden by two fireplaces and an additional wall built in the Regency period. These Regency additions were made […]

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New plan sets out the shape of things to come for Nottingham

New plan sets out the shape of things to come for Nottingham

A major citywide blueprint for how Nottingham could develop and grow over the next ten years and beyond has been given the green light. An important council document identifying potential sites for development and their uses has been adopted at Nottingham City Council’s Full Council today (Monday 13 January). The Land and Planning Polices Document […]

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Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Painstaking restoration work to 12th and 18th century parts of Newstead Abbey has been completed on the West Front and Cannon Fort. The end result of six months of work on the Grade 1 listed building was unveiled yesterday (Monday 16 December), with officials from funders Historic England and the World Monument Fund joining the […]

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Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

A local company has been chosen to create a series of animated films to be played in the new Rebellion Gallery at Nottingham Castle. Bottletop, which is based within the Antenna Media Centre in Beck Street, saw off significant competition from across the country to land the contract at the iconic tourist attraction, which is […]

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Nottingham to celebrate Britain’s first black magistrate with plaque unveiling

Nottingham to celebrate Britain’s first black magistrate with plaque unveiling

Eric Irons OBE, Britain’s first black magistrate and well-known campaigner for social justice and worker’s rights in Nottingham’s black community, was honoured with a plaque unveiling on 1 October at the National Justice Museum. On what was the first day of Black History month, Eric Irons’ family held a celebration of his life and achievements […]

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Another milestone reached as work begins on historic building on Carrington Street

Another milestone reached as work begins on historic building on Carrington Street

Nottingham City Council’s Townscape Heritage Scheme is celebrating the start of works to its largest grant-funded project to date. Just over £212,000 has been awarded by Nottingham City Council from the Townscape Heritage Scheme fund, which will go towards repairs to the frontage of Gordon House on Carrington Street. The award is part of the […]

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Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Nottingham is proud to have four sites in a new Lonely Planet guide listing the top 500 experiences in the UK. Lonely Planet – the world’s number one travel guidebook brand – has created the ultimate United Kingdom travel list. The Lonely Planet list of top 500 UK experiences has included four Nottingham attractions (Pictured […]

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