The chancel is graced with several mural monuments and in the church-yard, which was enclosed in 1804, there was a serio-comic epitaph to the memory of Vin Eyre a needle maker, who had much influence with his brother burgesses, and was a  great stickler for the high, or blue party in this town, at elections but every letter is now worn out of the stone, which covers the remains of this poor but incorruptible burgess, who died in the street in 1727, after the fatigues of a contested election, in which he had over exerted himself for the successful candidate.  



The first house in New Radford was built in 1796, by Benjamin Darker, a needle maker of Nottingham.  



01. Adams Elijah                          York Street  

02. Adams John                            Beck barn  

03. Ashover Jesse                         New Street  (Parliament Street)

04. Barwick John                          Charlotte Street

05. Blackner Michael                     Rookery  

06. Bratfield John                         Bond Street  

07. Brown Thomas                        Derby Road  

08. Burrows Joshua                      Chesterfield Street  

09. Crisp Joseph                           Lister Gate  

10. Dawson John                          Red Lion Square  

11. Dickisson George (Dickinson)    Portland Place 

12. Dickisson George                     Kingston Court 

13. Dickisson John                         Mill Street  

14. Elliott James                            Parliament Street 

15. Glassop N.                               Rose yard      (Bridlesmith Gate) 

16. Goodwin Francis                      Red Street 

17. Hallam Francis                         Broad marsh

18. Hardy Edward                          Greyhound Street 

19. Hefford William                        Mole Court  

20. Hefford William                        Meadow Street 

21. Jackson Thomas                       Wool alley  

22. James John                              Carter row  

23. Lee George                               Nile Street  

24. Moore Richard                          Beck barn 

25. Mortimore Thomas                   Mount East Street

26. Needham William                     St. Ann's Street 

27. Oxon Samuel                            Rookery  

28. Peet Richard                             Queen Street  

29. Pickard William                        Burdett's Court 

30. Randall Thomas                       Cross Street    (Beck-barn)

31. Raynor George                         Greyhound Street  

32. Rudd James                             Turncalf alley  

33. Saxby James                            Milton Street 

34. Sewell Samuel                         Hind's yard     (Angel-row)

35. Shaw Christopher                    Red Street 

36. Sheldon James                         Broad marsh 

37. Skelton William                        Parliament Street 

38. Smith Charles                           Plat Street 

39. Springthorp Joseph                  Tyler Street  

40. Turner Edward                         Snow Hill  

41. Walker John                             Bellar Gate 

42. Walker William                         Cherry Street

43. Ward Samuel                            West Street  

44. Wheatley William                      Drury Hill 

45. Wheeldon John                         Narrow marsh 

46. Young Charles                           Balloon Court  




01. Adams Elijah                           York Street

02. Brown Thomas                        Derby Road

03. Millner Frederick                      Glasshouse Lane

04. Mortimer Thomas                     Mount East Street

05. Mortimer Joseph                       Mount East Street

06. Randle Thomas                         Cross Street

07. Rudd James                               Turucalf-alley

08. Saxby James                             Charlotte Street

09. Trueman Isaac                          Derby-row

10. Ward Samuel                             West Street

11. Whieldon Edward                      Newcastle Street  



Marked thus * also make Points Guides, etc.


01. Arnes Robert                                            Sinker alley

02. Battersley Samuel                                52 Barkergt

03. Berwick John                                             Salmon yard

04. Bradfield John                                          Bond Street

05. Brooks William                                             Long stairs

06. Burrows Josiah                                       Nicholas Street

07. Chadwick J. L.  *                                       Talbot yard

08. Church Benj.                                           Ten Bells yard

09. Clark Richard                                           Beck Street

10. Dickisson George                                        South Street

11. Fowkes John                                     5, Greyhound yard

12. Gibbons William                                      Union place

13. Gibson Fredk.                                          Cross Street

14. Goodhead Geo.                             Horse Shoe yard    Toll House Hill

15. Goodwin Frances                            Wright's yard  Gedling Street

16. Hall Clay                                             Cross Street

17. Hefford William                                         East Street

18. Hick ton William                                       Robin Hood yard

19. Hammonds Jph.                                   Chesterfield Street

20. Hopewell Thos. 20 *                                Beck Lane

21. James John                                              Cartergate

22. Lorriman Geo.                                         Pomfret Street

23. Maxfield Jph.                                            Charlotte Street

24. Milner Frdk.                                             Glass house Street

25. Milner Jas.                                                 Goosegate

26. Mortimer Joseph                                   Mount East Street

27. Newton Isaac                                            Cross Street

28. Randall Thos.                                             Coalpit Lane

29. Rayner George                                      7 Greyhound yard

30. Roper William                                            9 Mansfield Terrace

31. Saxby Jas.                                                 Mansfield Road

32. Sewell Samuel                                   Marsden's Court  Sussex Street

33. Sheldon William                                             Broad Marsh

34. Shipman John                                             Derby Road

35. Smith Hy.                                                    4 Charlotte st

36. Stanley William                                           Mansfield Road

37. Stevenson John *                                       Commerce Road

38. Stokes George                                               Duke's Place

39. Tomlinson John                                                 Howard Street

40. Tomlinson William                                               19 Lenton Street

41. Truman Sarah                                                    Derby Road

42. Ward Samuel                                                       12 West Street

43. Wheatley William                                                  Carter Row

44. Whittington Robt.  *                                            Hockley

45. Whitworth Benj.                                                       King Street

46. Wild William                                                        Broad Marsh

47. Wood William                                                      Beck Street  

48. Yeomans Saml.                                                     Cherry Place  


by James Pigot  (1818)

Nottingham is a large populous town, situate in the southern part of the County, of which it is the capital; on the direct road from London to Leeds, 124 miles from the former, and 72 from the latter place. It is distant from Leicester 26 miles, from Derby 16, from Birmingham by Tamworth 50, by Lichfield 55, from Manchester by Matlock 77, by Leek 75, from Doncaster 43, York 80, Newark 20, and from Lincoln 36 miles. The staple trade of Nottingham may be said to be divided between the making of silk and cotton stockings and the various kinds of British lace. In this latter article, the ingenuity of many of its inhabitants, has produced those improvements, which, though they have been the subject of tedious and expensive litigations, have produced, and still continue to produce, much benefit to the town itself. The castle, situated at the west end of the town, on a rocky eminence, is celebrated in different periods of English history. In the reign of Edward III the court was held here and in this place the amours of Mortimer, Earl of March, are said to have been carried on with the Queen mother, by means of a subterranean passage, still called Mortimer's hole. At this place the unfortunate Charles I  erected the royal standard, Aug. 25, 1642, and commenced the war with his Parliament, which terminated in his decapitation. The town, however, declared for the parliament, and a garrison was placed in the castle, under the command of the celebrated Colonel Hutchinson, which was amongst the very few fortresses that never surrendered to the royal power. It was thrown down by order of Charles II after his restoration, and the present modern building was erected on part of its scite about the period of the revolution, viz. 1688. It is now in the possession of his grace the Duke of Newcastle; the building is let in lodgings, to some elderly ladies, The gardens and inner yard are let to different tenants, and in 1807, the outer yard was sold in 32 building lots, under the appellation of Standard-hill. Twenty houses and a church are now erected upon it. It claims to be totally exempt from parochial rates, and also from the liability to make settlements; both which privileges have been confirmed to its inhabitants by a recent decision in the court of King's Bench. Its population in 1812, was near of 34.000, comprised in three parishes, and according to a late calculation is now upwards 38.000. It has three parish churches: St. Mary's is a large and handsome Gothic building, with a noble tower in the centre containing ten fine bells. St. Peter's, is a respectable church with a handsome spire, and has a ring of eight bells. St. Nicholas's, is a small brick structure, with a tower containing one bell. In 1809, the Calvinistic, or Evangelical party in the church of England, built a church on Standard-hill, very near the spot where the unfortunate monarch Charles I erected his standard, which they have dedicated to St. James. It is a neat, spacious, and convenient stone building, with a small tower steeple, containing perhaps the most miserable bell to be found in any church in the county. The congregations attending these places of worship, are all, but especially the last, both numerous and respectable. The dissenters in Nottingham, are both numerous and diversified. The Methodists, attached to the conference party, as established by Mr. Wesley, have a spacious chapel in Halifax Place. The followers of Mr. Alex. Killam, who seceded in 1797, built in 1817, a handsome Meeting House in Parliament Street; whilst the place of worship in Hockley, formerly occupied by both parties united, is at present used by a portion of the General Baptists, who seceded from their congregation in Aug. 1817; but a large Meeting House is now building by them in Broad Lane. The Unitarians, have an elegant and spacious chapel on the High Pavement. The Independents have four places of worship; one in Castle Gate, one in Halifax Place, Mr. Butcher's new meeting in Barker Gate, and a fourth in Mary Gate. The General Baptists have a large place of worship in Plumbtree Place, Stoney Street. The particular or Calvinistic Baptists, have a large handsome new meeting-house in George Street; and the Scotch Baptists occupy the former place of the particular Baptists, in Friar Lane. The Quakers have a neat little chapel, very nearly adjoining the latter. The Sandemonians have a small place of worship in Hounds Gate. A few Roman Catholics meet in King's Place. Other small societies might perhaps be enumerated. One fact, however, to the credit of these numerous dissenting sects demands to be placed upon record, that however they differ in religious belief, they cordially unite in works of charity and benevolence. Uniformity in religious faith is therefore by no means desirable; indeed, it well demands the enquiry of the philanthropist, whether the present diversity existing in this kingdom, is not the surest guarantee for a continuance of that toleration which is enjoyed in England in a much greater degree than in any other state in Europe. The town is governed by a corporate body, at the head of which are the Mayor and six Aldermen, who, in virtue of their offices, are justices of the peace. The magistrates for the county have, by an act passed in 1803, a concurrant jurisdiction in the town, which, however, is not much exercised at present. The town is a county of itself and sends two members to parliament; those returned in June, 1818, after a severe contest, were, Joseph Birch, Esq. a merchant of Liverpool and Lord Rancliffe, an Irish peer, residing at Bunny Park, seven miles from Nottingham. The streets are in general narrow, and the houses irregularly built; the pavements have been very bad but are improving. The Market-place is allowed to be the most spacious in the kingdom ; it measures 27.515 square yards. The distance round it is 1.244 yards, being 76 yards less than three-fourths of a mile. The front houses and shops, with very few exceptions, are lofty and handsome. The Exchange, situate at the east-end of the Market-place, has lately undergone a most expensive repair, and the rooms in the interior are spacious and elegant. The shambles below are commodious and appropriate. There is also another Assembly-room on the Low-pavement. The Guild and county Halls merit no particular attention, except that the latter is far too small for a court of judicature, if it can be supposed that the public are at all interested in its proceedings. The public charitable institutions of this town are worthy of attention. There are several hospitals for aged and infirm people. A general Infirmary, spacious, neat, and extremely well arranged; in its Committee-room is a most valuable portrait of the celebrated John Hampden. The Infirmary is situate partly in the town, and partly in the county adjoining the Park and Standard Hill. A Lunatic Asylum near the village of New Snenton. The Benevolent Society, held at the house of Mr. George Bott, in Bridlesmith Gate, is productive of great good. Almost every religious congregation has its Sunday school, many of which are numerous, and conducted in the most respectable manner. Several also have benevolent societies for relieving the sick. There is a free Grammar-school, in which 60 children are educated. Two Charity-schools, where children are educated and clothed; and schools conducted cn the systems of Bell and Lancaster. About a mile south of the town flows the noble river Trent, by which a water communication is kept up with the German ocean. A canal also is cut from Derbyshire and flowing close to the south side of the town, falls into the Trent near the London Road, about one mile from the town. Thus Nottingham enjoys a water communication with most parts of the kingdom. From the level meadows which lie between the Trent and the town; the latter makes a most beautiful appearance, rising apparently in an amphitheatre from the fertile plain at its foot. The streets generally lie on a declivity, a circumstance supposed highly favourable to the health of its inhabitants, as the filth constantly accumulating in a large and populous town, is thus carried away by every brisk shower of rain. The markets are on Wednesday and Saturday. The fairs are the Friday after Jan. 13, March 7 and 8; the Thursday before Easter and the great one on Oct. 2, 3 and 4.