Nottingham Buildings

26, 28 & 30 Broad Street

Outworkers Cottages

The earliest of this row of cottages dates from the late 17th century and all have seen various modifications carried out since that date.

Note the upper floor windows. These were made as large as possible to make maximum use of available daylight before the advent of gas or electric lighting.

They would have been used by outworkers involved maybe in weaving, lace finishing, stocking making or similar activities and would have been a very common sight in their day. Very few now survive in the city.


  Ray Teece 09-02-2016