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Nottingham

Hob Uid: 317520
Location :
City of Nottingham
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK5680039900
Summary : Medieval town defences, which excavation has revealed to have consisted of a wall and ditch, probably built between 1267 and 1334. Scheduled.
More information : Nottingham Medieval town wall and ditches probably built 1267-1334.

(`A' - SK 56773961 - `B' SK 56903999) Town wall and ditch (west side) Remains now buried (1-3). No visible remains. (6)

(`a' - SK 56903998) Town wall exposed in 1958 under 23, Chapel Bar.
(2)

(`b' - SK 56883994) Town wall and ditch exposed in 1964 during
construction of ring road. plan. (2)

(`c' - SK 56863988) Town wall exposed in 1925. (2)

(`d' - SK 56833982) Town wall and ditch exposed in 1967. (9)

(`b' - SK 56903999 - `c' - SK 57474011) Town wall and ditch (north
side) Remains now buried. (1-3) No visible remains. (6)

(`e' - SK 57134007) Gap in defences at end of Market Street
(previously Sheep Lane). (3)

(`f'- SK 57144007) Square buttesss revealed during building of public lavatory in 1898. (3)

(`g' - SK 574401) Town ditch, wall and semi-circular buttress
revealed in 1896 railway cutting. (3)

(`C' - SK 57474011 - `D' - SK 57983969). Postulated town wall and
ditch (east side). (1-3)

No visible remains to Barker Gate, SK 57943984. South of here the
modern road (now Lower Parliament Street - formerly Carter Gate) lies
between the high ground to the west and the low flat land to the east,and a 20.0m strep along the west edge of the road forms a marked
slope. (6)

There is no tangible evidence of a continous defensive wall and ditch
along the steep (south) town cliff (5) or across the low ground
fronting on Broad Marsh or between Lister Gate and St Nicholas's
church. The scarp south of St Mary's continued westward as a minor
feature as far as Lister Gate; whether it was entirely natural or
improved in the 12th century is at present unknown. (1)

(Centred SK 578399) Excavations in 1970 located the NE portion of
the Norman ditch where it joined into the north side of the pre-
Conquest defences (not the east as expected), both continuing on the
same course. Excavations some 590 yards further east located the NE corner of the burh (SK 53 NE/3) with the Norman ditch superimposed; in both places the pre-Conquest ditch was completely filled before the Norman ditch was cut. Minor re-cutting was evident in the late 12th and 13th centuries. There was no evidence of a town wall. (7)

SK 568399. Medieval city wall Nottingham Scheduled. (8) (See 1:1250 map diagrams for extent).

SK 568 399. Medieval city wall. Scheduled no. NT/169. (10)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Historic Towns 1 1969-8 2-3 Map (M D Lobel)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire
Source details : (M W Barley)
Page(s) : 50-65
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Vol(s) : 69 - 1965
Source Number : 11
Source : CBA research reports
Source details : Medieval Towns in England and Wales (ed) Barley
Page(s) : 58-9
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Vol(s) : 14 - 1975
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Old Town Wall of Nottingham - Map 1899 (J Shipham)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Notts 1947 75-6 (A C Wood)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire
Source details : (A Stapleton)
Page(s) : 135-49
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Vol(s) : 16 - 1912
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 11-MAR-75
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Source Number : 7
Source : Archaeological excavations
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Page(s) : 81
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Vol(s) : 1970
Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) Eng 3 1978 78
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Source Number : 9
Source : Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire
Source details : (M W Barley)
Page(s) : 1
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Vol(s) : 71 - 1967
Source Number : 10
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage, SAM List, Nottinghamshire, March 1994, p 13
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Town Defences, Ditch
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NG 169
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 53 NE 1
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Start Date : 1938-01-01
End Date : 1938-12-31
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Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1963-01-01
End Date : 1964-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CUMBERLAND PLACE,PARK ROW
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1967-01-01
End Date : 1967-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, GRANBY STREET,PARK ROW
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1967-01-01
End Date : 1967-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, PARK ROW,NOTTINGHAM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1968-01-01
End Date : 1968-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, WOOLPACK LANE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1970-01-01
End Date : 1970-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, THEATRE SQUARE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1970-01-01
End Date : 1970-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CHAPEL BAR
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1971-01-01
End Date : 1971-12-31
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Start Date : 1971-01-01
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