Buildings in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

Small Streets and Alleys of Character

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Introduction

This page is devoted to showing photos of, and giving a little information about, the smaller streets and alleys of character in Newark-on-Trent, England, but it is by no means comprehensive, and will be added to from time to time. It is an adjunct to my main Newark page.

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Egglestone's Yard

It seems incredible now that this small space once held a workshop and several homes, all grouped around a shared water pump in the centre of the yard, and a shared privy. The first photo (27,328 bytes) shows the two entrances to the yard on each side of a shop, situated just where Stodman Street emerges into the Market Square. The half-timbered building partly visible on the right of the picture is the Governor's House. The other pictures (77,786 and 77,028 bytes respectively) show the yard from the other end (St. Mark's Place when the pictures were taken). The last one shows the other ends of both the entrances shown in the first picture. One of them is also in the middle picture, with the Market Square just visible through the arch. All three photos were taken on 31st March 1991.

 

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Millgate area

Huddlestone's Wharf Two Yard entrances in Millgate Millgate area map The first of these photos (67,359 bytes) shows what is left of Huddlestone's Wharf, which connects Millgate with the river and once served a thriving industrial area in this part of the town. The second (91,774 bytes) shows the entrances to two yards off Millgate, Simnitts Yard (now renamed Cottams Yard) and Taylors Yard. The layout of whole area can be seen on the section of an 1884 map in the third image (69,156 bytes).

 

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Church Walk

Church Walk Church Walk, from Appleton Gate. This footpath runs along the south side of the parish church, separating it from the rear of buildings which face onto the Market Square. The photo (28,683 bytes) was taken on 29th October 2003.

 

 

Old chimney About half way along the path is this old chimney, rising straight from the ground. It was once used to serve the boiler which provided heating for the church. The church window half visible just left of centre of the previous photo can be partly seen on the right of this one. This photo (18,869 bytes) was also taken on 29th October 2003.

 

 

Church Walk This view (21,372 bytes, again taken on 29th October 2003) of Church Walk from Church Street, also shows the former church boiler chimney, which stands in isolation from the rest of the building on the other side of the path.

 

 

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Chain Lane

Chain Lane Chain Lane, from Market Square. As can be seen, the entrance from this end passes through one of the buildings on the square. Fifty years ago Chain Lane was home to several thriving businesses, Cook's (optician, watchmaker and jeweller). Lee's (tobacconists) and Lewin's (butcher) among them. On the left at the Market Place end was Cherrington's (chemist). There were two 18th century public houses, the King's Head on the right near the Market Place end and the Duke of Cumberland (later renamed Kerriges) further down on the left. This photo (10,026 bytes) was taken 29th October 2003.

 

 

Chain Lane Chain Lane, from Middle Gate, where it emerges as a more normal footpath. The photo (15,606 bytes) was taken 29th October 2003.

 

 

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Boar Lane

Boar Lane Boar Lane meets Middle Gate just about opposite Chain Lane, connecting it with Castle Gate. The former Gilstrap Library, on the other side of Castle Gate, can be seen in the distance. This photo (14,875 bytes) was taken 29th October 2003.

 

 

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