Building record M1861 - Framework knitters' cottages, 221 & adjoining 215 Main St


FRAMEWORK KNITTERS COTTAGE (Victorian to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 60948 49343 (21m by 14m)
Map sheet SK64NW
District Gedling
Civil Parish Calverton, Gedling


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

At the junction with Little Lane, almost as far W as Foxwood Terrace, is a group of houses slightly above the level of the road, with their long windows prominently displayed. (1)
By the side of Little Lane is another pair of cottages on S side with the usual ground floor knitter's windows, nice, well maintained pair. (2)
Ground floor workshops … Houses of this kind continued to be built until well into the 19th century, as an example dated 1857 in Calverton demonstrates. (4)
North gable has the inscription 'M.S. 1857' in burnt headers. (5)
Many Nottinghamshire houses of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries display their date of construction with burnt header bricks arranged in numbers and letters on a blank red brick wall. This former group of three framework knitters cottages is such a building inscribed on the north gable with 'MS 1857'. Like nearby Windles Square, the knitters workrooms with their large windows are located on the ground floor. (6)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(2), Ind Arch File

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

5 BW print, W8-W12, SMR

Listed buildings slides, 3 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Smith DM, 1965, The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands, p 236 (Published document). SNT1304.

<2> Reedman K, 1977, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1180.

<3> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 88 (Monograph). SNT4.

<4> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 14 (Monograph). SNT5.

Other Refs: p 108, fig 10

<5> DOE, Listed Building Description (Published document). SNT228.

<6> Gedling Borough Council, 1991, Gedling's Heritage, 54 (Published document). SNT1552.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 3 slides.
  • <1> Published document: Smith DM. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p 236.
  • <2> Personal comment: Reedman K. 1977. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 88.
  • <4> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 14.
  • <5> Published document: DOE. Listed Building Description.
  • <6> Published document: Gedling Borough Council. 1991. Gedling's Heritage. 54.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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