Manuscripts and Special Collections

Christ Church, Peas Hill, Nottingham

Christ Church, Peas Hill (Hi Z 18/10/1)  

The presence of Unitarians in the St Ann’s Well district of Nottingham began with the establishment of a Sunday School in 1860. The Sunday School was for local members of the congregation of High Pavement Unitarian Church in the centre of Nottingham. In 1863 the foundation stone was laid for a new church, on the corner of Peas Hill Road and Raglan Street in St Ann’s. The church opened on 16 June 1864 as a daughter church of High Pavement. Services in the church ceased after February 1932, but the Sunday School continued until April or May 1935. The premises were sold, and have since been demolished. 



Records of Christ Church, Peas Hill, can be found in a separate section within the High Pavement collection (Hi Z). The records include minute books, 1866-1929; account books, 1862-1918; papers relating to the Sunday School, 1895-1935; plans of the building, 1884 and n.d.; and miscellaneous papers, 1863-1916.

There are also some related papers in the records of the North Midland Presbyterian and Unitarian Association:

  • Applications to North Midland Presbyterian and Unitarian Association for grants from various congregations; 1916-1917, 1922-1937 (CP/A 2/1)
  • Bundle of papers relating to joint pastorate of Christ Church, Nottingham and Victoria Street Free Church, Loughborough; 1918-1926 (CP/C/2/2)  



The High Pavement collection at The University of Nottingham contains two original registers:


Further Reading

The High Pavement and Peas Hill chronicle : a congregational journal (King’s Meadow Campus East Midlands Collection Periodicals: Not)


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