About Carrington

Carrington is a small suburb of Nottingham. Situated to the west of Hucknall Road, it is approximately 1.3 miles north of Nottingham City Centre and sits nestled against the Mapperley Park conservation area. The areas of Sherwood, Mapperley, Forest Fields, Basford, Sherwood Rise and the Forest Recreation Ground are also close by.

The development of Carrington as a village began in 1825 when a valuable freehold estate, forming a triangle between Mansfield Road and Hucknall Road, was sold at auction. William Surplice, the architect who designed St John’s church, drew up a plan for the original plots around a triangular marketplace. To the north of the marketplace, lace factories were built, which was the main reason for developing the area. These have since been demolished, as were nearly all the houses around them. Several important buildings and features remain and Carrington is known to have some fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

The area is served by a good range of amenities with many local shops and independent restaurants to be found on the main Mansfield Road and neighbouring Sherwood. Carrington also benefits from a large Lidl supermarket.