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Coordinates: 53°00′N 1°05′W / 53.00°N 1.08°W / 53.00; -1.08

Arnold
Arnold is located in Nottinghamshire
Arnold

 Arnold shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 35,900 
District Gedling
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG5
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gedling
List of places: UK • England • Nottinghamshire

Arnold is a suburb of Nottingham, England. It is to the north-east of the city boundary, and is in the local government district of Gedling. It has only had a market since 1968, and had a number of factories associated with the hosiery industry. The town has a population of 35,900 (2000 data).

Today Arnold forms part of Greater Nottingham lying to the north east of the city and in the local government Borough of Gedling. Arnold is a mixed area containing both private and council housing. Areas within Arnold include Daybrook, Woodthorpe, Redhill and Killisick.

Arnold town centre has a diverse range of restaurants and bars and a choice of shops including big stores such as Sainsbury's and Asda and small independent businesses.

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History

Arnold was referred to as 'Ernehale' in the Domesday Book, which translates as 'the valley of eagles'. In the book 'A History of Arnold' by Rupert King and James Russell (1913) the derivation given is thus:

'Heron-hald',meaning the corner of the forest where Herons (large birds) live. Which becomes over the centuries since 600A.D. by 'lazy' pronunciation, Eron-ald, thence Ern-old and Arn-old.

Due to the local topography Arnold can never have been a haunt of eagles, because they inhabit areas of rocky outcrops,which have formed cliffs; the nearest such location being Creswell Crags, some 20 miles north-west as the eagle flies.

St. Mary's Church, Arnold dates from the fourteenth century.

Arnold was a centre of the framework knitting industry in the 19th century. It was the site of the first framebreaking incidents of the Luddite riots, in March 1811, when 63 frames were smashed.[1] The Luddite riots were a workers' response to decreasing pay, standard of living and conditions of employment in the industry as a result of changing fashions decreasing demand for their style of hosiery.

Railway

Arnold once had a railway station known as "Daybrook and Arnold". It was closed along with the rest of the line on 4 April 1960. The station was located on Mansfield Road on what is now a retail park. There is still evidence of the line, including the bridge on Thackerys Lane and the remnants of the embankments on Arnot Hill Park (just behind the B&Q). The Line was the Outer Circle Line, with trains to Gedling and Netherfield with the terminus being Nottingham Victoria.

Home Brewery

The town's most notable landmark is probably the Home Ales building in Daybrook. Founded in 1875, the brewery was famous for its Robin Hood logo on beermats. The brewery remained independent until 1986 when it (along with its 450 owned public houses) was purchased by Scottish & Newcastle for £123million. Scottish & Newcastle gradually moved production to its Mansfield brewery site, resulting in the eventual closure of the Daybrook building in 1996. Home Bitter is still brewed under contract at Everards in Leicester, although many of the public houses that used to serve it now sell Theakston's beers instead. The Home Ales building now houses county council offices. The illuminated 'Home of the Best Ales' sign was altered to include the Nottinghamshire County Council logo.

In 1950 the Home Brewery Company Ltd gave the land for Arnold's King George's Field, a permanent memorial to King George V and guaranteed for free public access in perpetuity for recreation. The Charities Commission held an enquiry that closed in December 2005 into restricted public access.[2] Due to this ruling Arnold Town F.C. have relocated away from the town centre.

Notable people

Bus services

Nottingham City Transport

  • 25: Nottingham > Carlton > Westdale Lane > Mapperley > Arnold.
  • 56: Nottingham > Sherwood > Plains Estate > Arnold.
  • 58: Nottingham > Sherwood > Arnold > Killisick.
  • N58: Nottingham > Sherwood > Arnold > Killisick > Plains Estate.
  • 59: Nottingham > Sherwood > Arnold > Killsick.
  • 70: Nottingham > Basford > Bulwell > Rise Park > Arnold.
  • 87: Nottingham > Sherwood > City Hospital > Redhill > Arnold.
  • L9: Nottingham > Carlton Valley > Mapperley > Sherwood > City Hospital > Arnold > Bestwood Park.
  • L11: Arnold > Top Valley > Bulwell > Basford > Bilborough > Wollaton > Beeston.
  • L53: Clifton > QMC > Valley Road > Arnold.

Trent Barton

  • Calverton Connection: Nottingham > Sherwood > Arnold > Calverton.

Veolia (Dunn-Line)

  • 154: Victoria Park > Netherfield > Carlton Valley > Mapperley > Arnold > City Hospital.

Premiere Travel

  • 6: City Hospital > Arnold > Lambley > Woodborough > Calverton > Epperstone > Lowdham > Gunthorpe > Bingham
  • 7A: Nottingham > Mapperley > Arnold > Calverton.

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