HQ, C Sqn South Nottinghamshire Hussars
HQ, Bty & AmCol Nottinghamshire RHA
HQ, A-H Coys 7 Sherwood Foresters
Notts & Derby Bde Coy North Midland ASC
HQ,A Sect Notts and Derby Mounted Bde Famb RAMC
Nottingham Castle and Castlegate:
HQ, A-K Companies 1st Nottinghamshire Rifle Volunteers (Robin Hood's)
head quarters, Nottingham castle
Armoury & drill hall, 62 Castlegate
26 Park Row:
Nottinghamshire (Southern Nottinghamshire) Yeomanry Cavalry head
The listing above is taken from Kelly, 1891. In 1904, he adds that,
'The Southern Nottinghamshire Hussars (Imperial Yeomanry) have head
quarters in Park row. The "Robin Hoods," 1st Nottinghamshire Rifle
Volunteers, have their head quarters at 168 Derby road, where also
is the armoury; the rifle range is at Trent.'
On Thursday Dec 14 1893, The Times reported that, 'The Duke of Cambridge
visited Nottingham yesterday for the purpose of opened a bazaar
to raise funds to clear off the debt on the drill-hall of the Robin
Hood Rifles.' Nottingham was not unusual; bazaars and other fundraising
events were common as committees faced the problems of paying for
drill halls which had been constructed.
The premises at 174 Derby Road were subsequently used as a postal
sorting office, and eventually came on the market in 1985. The selling
agent's description is interesting:
"No.174 Territorial Army Headquarters and attached railings GV II
... Territorial army headquarters, now disused. c1910. Red brick,
with ashlar ground floor and dressings, and flat asphalt roofs.
Baroque Revival style. Plinth, rusticated angle pilasters, eaves
cornice and coped parapet, with balustrade above the centre. 4 storeys
including rusticated ground floor. 9 x 5 bays. Windows are glazing
bar sashes, with elongated keystones on the first and second floors.
Slightly projecting centre, 3 bays, divided by Ionic pilasters.
Tripartite windows, pedimented on the first floor, flanked by single
windows. Above again, a Diocletian window flanked by round windows,
all with foliage surrounds. Basement has a central round-arched
rusticated carriage entrance with wrought-iron gates. Side bays
have 3 windows, those to the ground floor segment-headed. Returns
have regular fenestration. The second bay is flanked by rusticated
pilasters and has corniced and pedimented windows, that to the third
floor round-arched. On the east side, an attached area railing.
Inner courtyard has a central carriage entrance flanked by staircases,
with a balcony and doorway above. Rear ranges, single storey, double
height space, have tall round-arched openings."
174 Derby Road is currently in use as offices. (2006)
The original 62 Castlegate, which is at the high end of the street,
adjacent to the Castle, is no longer there.
Allen's Guide [to Nottingham], 1888, draws attention to the Drill Hall of the "famous" Robin Hood Rifle Corps, opened 1874 and at one time a riding school, which visitors "would do well to see".