Thurland Hall public house

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Thurland Hall
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Thurland Hall
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General information
LocationPelham Street
Town or city Nottingham
Country England
Coordinates 52°57′14.22″N1°8′46.76″W / 52.9539500°N 1.1463222°W / 52.9539500; -1.1463222 Coordinates: 52°57′14.22″N1°8′46.76″W / 52.9539500°N 1.1463222°W / 52.9539500; -1.1463222
Construction started1898
ClientEzekiel Levy and Henry Franks
Design and construction
Architect Gilbert Smith Doughty

The Thurland Hall is a Grade II listed [1] public house in Nottingham.

Nottingham City and unitary authority area in England

Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles (206 km) north of London, 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Birmingham and 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Manchester, in the East Midlands.


The Thurland Hall Vaults public house was built on Pelham Street in the 1830s. It was named after the house of the Earls of Clare which had formerly stood on this site. King James I stayed at Thurland Hall on 27 August 1614. [2]

Pelham Street, Nottingham

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James VI and I 16th/17th-century king of England and Scotland

James VI and I was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciaries, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union.

When the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway built its extension through Nottingham, the pub was subject to compulsory purchase, and it was rebuilt between 1898 and 1900 for Ezekiel Levy and Henry Franks, licensed victuallers from London to the designs of local architect Gilbert Smith Doughty.

Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway

The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) was formed by amalgamation in 1847. The MS&LR changed its name to the Great Central Railway in 1897 in anticipation of the opening in 1899 of its London Extension.

Gilbert Smith Doughty

Captain Gilbert Smith Doughty CE was an architect based in Nottingham and Matlock.

It was restored in the 1990s and again in 2011. [3]

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  1. Historic England, "Thurland Hall Public House (1255224)", National Heritage List for England , retrieved 18 March 2017
  2. John Nichols, The progresses, processions, and magnificent festivities, of King James the First, his royal consort, family, and court, vol. 3 (London, 1828), p. 20.
  3. "City centre pub the Thurland Hall is to get a makeover". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2017.