THE HOUSE

Our house appears on an 1885 map of New Basford, so was presumably built shortly before that year. Immediately south lay Sherwood Hill Works, a large lace bleaching works, now the site of Djanogly City Academy. On the corner of Sandon Street and Nottingham Road stands the Royal Oak pub, bearing a bench mark 229.71 ft above sea level. We are slightly uphill, almost at the highest point of the road.

Sandon Street is lined with semi-detached houses, mostly of three storeys. Almost all are obviously Victorian, with only a couple of recently-infilled gaps.

The house has lost almost all of its original features, including all internal detailing, fireplaces, doors and windows. All that is left is a door between the two halves of the cellar that looks pretty ancient! However an arch remains above the hallway, and the bannisters may be originals. There is also plaster coving.

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