Church Street Grammar school site

I have visited the site of the Church Street site of the Minster Grammar School several times recently and have been increasingly dismayed at the state of it. The high boarding that shielded the site from view has now disappeared. I am now delighted to say that the site has been purchase by a Trust who appear to be dedicated to preserving it in the state that you can see from the image. What is so pleasing is the fact that it opens up a view of the Bishops Palace and the old ruins that I have not seen before. Let hope that it all lasts.


Some research revealed the following extract from the BBC site

'Proposals to build houses next to a Roman settlement site in Nottinghamshire have been rejected by councillors. Caunton Properties Ltd submitted plans to build 29 properties on Church Street in Southwell. Officers had recommended that Newark and Sherwood District Council should approve the application. More than 3,000 people, including several high-profile academics, signed a petition against the development. Southwell Town Council also objected to the plans'.

More information followed as a result of a Google search on 24th Nov 2011. You can make up your own mind on the subject. The only input that they do not have appeared to have considered is the building of some Alms Houses as they might well have done in years gone by.
Southwell Local History Society
Nottinghamshire And South Yorkshire History & Archaeology