Gridlesmith Gate [Pelham Street]

Nottingham Street Tales

By Joseph Earp

Gridlesmiths made: pot hooks, pot cranes and other pieces of fireplace furniture, they degraded later to plowshares nails and other farm related metal items. In its heyday the smiths of Nottingham were held in high esteem as an oft told saying goes "the little smith of Nottingham/ that makes the things that no man can".

After the clearing away of these assorted gridlesmiths and widening - with funds donated by one of the Pelham family - thus the renaming. 

Article by The New Nottingham Hidden History Team.

Photo:Gridlesmith Gate, today is known as Pelham Street

Gridlesmith Gate, today is known as Pelham Street

The Paul Nix Collection

This page was added by Joseph Earp on 28/08/2012.

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