Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Market Place (Newark)

The Market Place stands at the heart of the historic Nottinghamshire town of Newark.

It is a very large Market Place, standing comparison with the huge ones at Kings Lynn, Northampton, Norwich and Salisbury.

It is reached by narrow streets, lanes and footpaths, and hidden from the main streets, as in Lavenham and Saffron Walden.

The elegant Town Hall was built by Carr of York in 1773, and the timber framed White Hart Inn is 14th century.

The Governor's House was the residence of Prince Rupert when he had his disastrous quarrel with Charles I.

In Sir Walter Scott's "Heart of Midlothian", Jeanie Deans spends a night at the Saracen's Head Hotel, which is now a bank.

The Clinton Arms Hotel is where Lord Byron stayed while his first book of poems was being prepared for publication, and William Ewart Gladstone made his first political speech from the window.

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