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Drapers Bridge - Hounds Gate - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 57.111 W 001° 09.013
30U E 624271 N 5868515
Quick Description: Drapers Bridge links two former warehouses either side of Hounds Gate, Nottingham.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/14/2017 12:08:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMX1TM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Nos. 17-21 Hounds Gate was built for James Snook & Co, drapers and haberdashers. In 1869, after almost a century’s trading, it became a partnership, Snook & Durrant, specialising in linen from Manchester.

In 1881, the company extended onto the north side of the street and shortly after Snook bought out his partner, returning the business to its original name. By 1891 it was one of Nottingham’s largest companies, and had replaced the existing buildings with those standing today.

James Snook died in 1910 and the striking bridge (known locally as the Bridge of Sighs) linking the buildings was added by Herbert D Snook in 1923. The company closed in the 1960s and its premises became offices."

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Current Condition of Bridge: Good

Description of Covered Bridge:
Coveresd arch bridge connecting 2 former warehouses either side of Hounds Gate, Nottingham


Year Built: 1923

Location (Road - City - State - Country): Hounds Gate - Nottingham - Nottinghamshire - England

Web Address: Not listed

Parking (If not at the bridge):: Not listed

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