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Garden Entrance, Castle Gate, Nottingham, 1921

Towards the end of the eighteenth century, many fine dwelling houses were built bordering directly upon the streets, and in order to preserve light, air, and distant views from the windows it became the custom to obtain land upon the opposite side of the street, and to layout a formal garden. Such gardens were called 'Vistas', and were quite common in Nottingham even to recent times; unfortunately…