Nottingham Civic Society

caring for the city

The Park Estate, Nottingham

£ 5.00 each

New look 2nd edition
 
Author: Ken Brand
 
Size A4
 
40pp monochrome with 8pp colour
 
Illustrated with photographs, maps, plans and line drawings
 
An account of the development of the Duke of Newcastle's park (once part of the domain of the royal castle) and the creation of the exclusive residential Park Estate, where TC Hine (appointed Surveyor in 1854), Watson Fothergill and others built substantial houses for the Victorian town's wealthy citizens.
 
"The twists of fate that influenced the interaction of the Newcastle family, its estates, and the Council and inhabitants of Nottingham, happily brought together the fifth Duke of Newcastle and Thomas Chambers Hine.  The perception and vision of this partnership created the feeling of a compact country estate and presented Nottingham with a legacy without a parallel in England."