Carrington - District Page
Blink and you'll miss it! Carrington to many people in Nottingham is somewhere they drive through regularly, but have never stopped. Situated between the Goose Fair island (It's the island where the large statue of a goose sits during Goose Fair week in October, if you're not from here) and Sherwood. Mansfield Road goes through Carrington, and Hucknall Road branches off it at The Grosvenor public house.
Established as a village in the 1800's, Carrington quickly grew and was transformed by the Lace making industry. In 1835 The New Inn was built by a local farmer and became Carrington Brewery. Later purchased and becoming Shipstones Brewery. In the 1930's Carrington Lido was opened, and this popular open-air pool remained open until it sadly fell into disrepair and was closed in the 1980's. The site of the Lido then became a childrens playground, now known as the Pirate Park.
Today Carrington is an increasingly popular area, with two good primary schools, three small supermarkets, and a variety of local shops.
The housing stock is largely traditional and a mix of Victorian and Edwardian terraces and semi's.
The area has grown in recent years with the residential development by Persimmon Homes of the old printworks into what is called Carrington Point. This development is very popular, and offers a great selection of apartments and houses centred around a communal green.
There are a number of independent hotels, The Westminster is a large Best Western hotel, and what was The Savoy now operates as The Park Inn and has meeting rooms, a gym, and pool.
2016 saw the addition of a fine dining Indian restaurant Masala Junction located in the former Nat West Bank, and opening soon The Cods Scallops will be taking the humble Fish & Chip supper to a whole new level.