Click here to skip to content

West Retford f.143

West Retford f.143

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15544

Item number: f.143

Genre: Manuscript

"The village of West Retford is pleasantly seated on the Great North Road, in the Hatfield division of the Hundred of Bassetlaw, and separated from East Retford by the river Idle. A dash of rural beauty pervades a considerable portion of the village, and many of the houses bear the stamp of antiquity. Nearly opposite to "The decent church that tops the neighbouring hill" stands the rectory-house, which, though small, is neat, and very agreeably situated: a shrubbery and garden add to its beauty, whilst the whole wears an appearance of cheerfulness and content".

Extract from John S Piercy's 'History of Retford' [1828].

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: