Research notes by M.W. Spick and G.J. Parkes on the history of houses in Arnold,Nottinghamshire, 1972-1976

Scope and Content

The collection contains copies of hand written, unpublished articles on the subject of houses inArnold, Nottinghamshire. The first item relates to 83-93, Nottingham Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire,a group of artisans' dwellings from the mid-nineteenth century. It was compiled in March 1972 byM.W. Spick and G.J. Parkes. The article has a short introduction, which includes some biographicalevidence about M.W.Spick, who lived at 83 Nottingham Road. The bulk of the work consists ofannotated sketches of plans, elevations and views of the houses. The second item relates to MoiraHouse, Front Street, Arnold and was compiled in 1976 by M.W. Spick, G. Parkes and Mr B. Worville,just before the house was demolished to make way for a supermarket. The article contains plans,original photographic prints and typescript historical notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Maurice William Spick, who lived in Arnold, published a number of books on the subject of Arnoldand Bestwood, Nottinghamshire. Mr G. Parkes was also, apparently, a local resident in Daybrook,Arnold in the 1970s, with an interest in local history.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyrightowners but this can be difficult and the responsibility for copyright clearance before publicationultimately rests with the person wishing to publish.

Custodial History

The collection was given to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and SpecialCollections in 1972 and 1977 by M.W. Spick.