SK5742 : Nottingham - NG5

3 km from Nottingham, Great Britain

Nottingham - NG5
Nottingham - NG5
This could be considered either the end or the beginning of the semi-circular shaped road known as Victoria Crescent. This start or end point is adjacent to the electronic traffic-control barrier positioned at the mid-point along Private Road. Seen here is No.32 where D.H.Lawrence lodged between 1906-08 whilst he was a trainee-teacher student at University College (later Nottingham University). Pedestrians descending the hilly roads from “Mapperley Top” down to the suburb of Sherwood often stop to enjoy the impressive views from this particular point. On a clear day it is said to be possible to ‘see’ Crich in Derbyshire (20 or so miles away). As a result many of Lawrence’s admirers have suggested that his inspiration for the phrase in one of his books “where Nottingham’s hills roll down to Derbyshire's plains” may have resulted from those occasions when he would have gazed out towards Derbyshire from the bay window that can be seen under the eaves of this house to the right of the tree trunk.
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Sunday, 22 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5794 4276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.7438N 1:8.3117W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5792 4278
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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