Nottinghamshire

Sneinton Market Street Art, Nottingham

The artwork at Sneinton Market changes fairly frequently and here are some of my favourites which I photographed last month.

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The Church (Rock) Cemetery, Nottingham

I’ve been to the Rock Cemetery, next to the Forest Recreation Ground, a number of times to take photographs (as you’ll see it contains some lovely monuments) but the main reason for my visit on this occasion was to make a pilgrimage of sorts to the grave of Watson Fothergill, the Nottingham architect I’ve written about a number of times.

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Prudential Building, Nottingham

At the junction of Queen and King Streets in Nottingham stands what began as the Prudential Building, though lately it’s seen a succession of restaurants fail to stick around and is currently vacant. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse it’s a stunning building in beautiful red brick, one of 27 such buildings Waterhouse designed for the Prudential Assurance Company throughout the UK.

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Heathcote Buildings, Nottingham

The Heathcote Buildings were erected in 1881 from a design by the Nottingham architects Walker and Howitt. Then, as now, it was built with shops in mind, though the top floor was a lace warehouse.

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Nottingham Street Art – Part Three

Another post featuring some of the street art to be found around Nottingham.

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Thurland Hall, Nottingham

Thurland Hall is a Grade II listed pub in Nottingham city centre. The architect was G.S. Doughty and the building dates from around 1898-1900. The name Thurland Hall comes from the name of the house of the Earls of Clare which had stood nearby.

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The Museum of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

While visiting the Dinosaurs of China exhibition at Lakeside Arts on the University of Nottingham campus we decided to pop next door and visit the Museum of Archaeology, which none of us had been to before. Focusing on artefacts that have been discovered in the East Midlands, the collection is housed in a single room but well worth a visit.

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Dinosaurs of China Exhibition at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham

As mentioned in my post about the Dinosaurs of China exhibition at Wollaton Hall there is a sister exhibition at the Angear Visitor Centre at Lakeside Arts on the University of Nottingham campus. Here you can find two dinosaur skeletons and a range of different fossils, including the Nottingham Ichthyosaur.

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Dinosaurs of China Exhibition at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

On Monday we went to visit the Dinosaurs of China Exhibition at Wollaton Hall which I’ve been very excited to see since it was first announced. Running until the end of October it is a display of dinosaur fossils and skeletons that have never been shown outside of Asia before, and includes the tallest dinosaur skeleton ever displayed in the UK, the magnificent Mamenchisaurus which you can see below.

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Nottingham Street Art – Part Two

More examples of street art found around the streets of Nottingham. The first is on a building by the side of the canal.

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