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Records of George's Life

Mapping Historic Nottingham

Inset plan to 1829 Conveyance showing buildings owned by George Africanus. A long, narrow area is coloured in orange.
1829 Conveyance Plan

The plan above shows George Africanus' property in Nottingham.  We know where Africanus bought his house, but do we know what type of area it was in? How might we find out? What sort of evidence would we need to be sure?

Look at the old map of Nottingham. Compare it with present day Nottingham, shown in the Google map below (you may need to zoom in to view street names). 

Black and white print of an 1831 map of  an area of Nottingham.
Printed Map of Nottingham in 1831

  • Which street names have remained? 
  • Which have been changed?
  • Identify other changes to the city centre by comparing the two maps.

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Painting of Nottingham Market Place bustling with activity.  There are lots of people , some with hand carts and donkeys.  There are lots of women in big dresses with a backdrop of large, grand buildings
Painting of Nottingham Market Place

Look at the painting of old Nottingham above. Is the large building still there today? What has changed? What is this area like today, and what is it used for?