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Repair work underway after ancient wall collapsed in Nottingham

Work is well underway in repairing a collapsed ancient wall which has closed a Bramcote road for a month.

The ancient wall on Town Street, near a spot known locally as Devil’s Bend, fell into the road on Sunday, April 9.

The road was already closed for gasworks, and the closure has been extended until it can be repaired.

Nottinghamshire County Council say work is progressing well, even with the recent wet weather.

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New pictures show the stones being rebuilt to mimic the wall’s historic features, and the concrete used to strengthen it won’t be visible.

The wall is located in a conservation area, and the council’s NCC’s senior practitioner for historic buildings has been involved, along with the Bramcote Conservation Society.

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The structure’s exact age is unknown, although the road is on the oldest Ordnance Survey maps that the council has found.

A detour is in place through Beeston, although foot access is still down the road.

Councillor Steve Carr (Ind), who represents the ward on Broxtowe District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, previously said it was lucky that the road was closed.

“Fortunately it was closed when it collapsed – goodness knows what would happen if there had been a car beneath it,” he said.

Part of the wall had previously collapsed in 2021.

The Conservative-led county council has previously said the road will not reopen until the summer when the work is complete.

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