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Nottingham, St Nicholas' Church

Nottingham, St Nicholas' Church

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15544

Item number: f.124

Genre: Manuscript

Nottingham was the scene of many bloody battles during the Civil War (1642-1646). Parliamentarian troops led by Colonel Hutchinson held Nottingham Castle as their stronghold. Royalists took over the tower of St Nicholas' Church and proceeded to bombard their enemy in the castle which stood at the top of the hill. When his men eventually capitulated, Colonel Hutchinson ordered the destruction of St Nicholas as retribution for his defeat. The church was rebuilt between 1671-1682.

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