The Lace Market, Nottingham
This quarter-mile square area of Nottingham is historic. It was once the center of the world’s lace industry. Lace is a fabric material that is delicate and is made of thread that forms in a web-like pattern. It is usually made by hand or by machine. The lace market is now a secured heritage area. The lace market merges with Hockley Village and both areas have seen restaurants, shops, and bars spring up.
The lace market was once British’s leading Lace industry producer. The architectural designs are in full display on some buildings in the area, hence the reason why this is a protected heritage area. The lace Market was not your typical stalled market. there were, however, salesrooms and warehouses for displaying, storing, and selling the lace.
The area is typical Victorian. There are populated red-bricked buildings lined on the streets. If you want to have an experience of going back to Victorian England, then a walk through the streets will give you just that. From the iron railings, red phone boxes, and old gas lamps.
Not all areas have the Victorian feel. The High Pavement for instance is different and is home to St Mary’s and the Galleries of Justice. St Mary’s pavement is an excellent example of early Perpendicular architecture.
Another piece of architectural genius is a warehouse that was designed by Watson Fothergill. This architect was responsible for over 100 buildings in the area between the period of 1870 to 1906. During the Victorian times, his work on the Gothic revival and Old English Vernacular styles proved to be very popular.
Every city in British has been affected by the constant decline of some of its traditional industries. The Lace Market was once the main engine of Nottingham’s growth. Advancements in technology eventually led to the decline of the Lace market. the working population fell below 5000 in the 1970s and many other factories halting operations.
The Lace Market has, however, over the years undergone a renaissance and has slowly become a flagship for the city after the industrial regeneration. This change started in 1978 when the City Council of Nottingham led the cleanup operation that offered grants to building owners so they can refurbish their buildings. Almost all the warehouses that have been cleaned and renovated and are now luxury apartments, academic buildings, or high-spec offices.
Some streets in the Lace market have also become tourist attraction sites. An example is the National Justice Museum on High Pavement. While visiting be sure to check out this amazing historic Market and dive into a little history.
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After exploring the Lace Market, you should check out the Robin Hood tour.
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