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Records of George's life

Mapping historic Nottingham

Look at the plans of George Africanus' property in Nottingham.


We know where Africanus bought his house, but do we know what type of area it was in? How might we find out? What sort of evidence would we need to be sure?


Look at the old map of Nottingham. Compare it with present day Nottingham, shown in the map at the bottom of this page. (You may need to zoom in to view street names). 

  • Which street names have remained? 
  • Which have been changed?
  • Identify other changes to the city centre by comparing the two maps.
Look at the painting of old Nottingham. Is the large building still there today? What has changed? What is this area like today, and what is it used for?

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Inset plan to 1829 Conveyance showing buildings owned by George Africanus
Printed map of Nottingham in 1831
Painting of Nottingham Market Place bustling with activity