Heritage Conservation in Newark and Sherwood
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Bechers Court in Southwell is a brilliant example of building conservation in action.
Our conservation team and local historians have worked in collaboration with local architects and developers to create an inspiring new housing development in Southwell.
Bechers Court was formerly the site of the Nottinghamshire House of Correction. It was built in 1801 following the appointment of the Rev J T Becher as Visiting Magistrate. The new housing development has been carefully built to reflect the layout, lines and materials of the 19th Century prison.
Local historian Rob Smith has been closely involved with the project and has written a book about the history and architecture of the Nottinghamshire House of Correction. You can find out more and buy the book for only £5 from Southwell History Society.
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