Glimpses through time

By Nalhs Newark

Slaughterhouse Lane

On the widening of Bargate, remnants of medieval walling were exposed, as shown.  This proved that Slaughterhouse Lane lies on the line of the medieval Town Wall.  Later investigations found extensive remains of the wall and an earlier earth rampart and ditch were found (see Thoroton Society Transactions Vol. 97 1993 for a more detailed account).  Modern view sees a busy, vibrant thoroughfare.

Photo:View toward Bargate showing old walling

View toward Bargate showing old walling

Ralph Reddish

Photo:Same view in 2009

Same view in 2009


Junction of Slaughterhouse Lane and Bargate

This page was added by Jill Campbell, Nalhs Newark on 07/12/2010.
Comments about this page

When would the top picture have been taken?

By B
On 13/06/2011

Either the 1960s or early 70s! Can't be more specific than that! There were two excavation times - 1961 by Prof. Barley, or Malcolm Todd's dig in 1972.

By Jill Campbell
On 15/06/2011

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