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Carrington is a small suburb of Nottingham, England. It is approximately 1.3 miles North of Nottingham City Centre. It lies next to the areas of Sherwood, Mapperley, Forest Fields, Basford, Sherwood Rise and the Forest Recreation Ground.
Owing to its proximity to the city centre, Carrington has a number of hotels and guest houses along its two main roads, (A60 - Mansfield Road and A611 - Hucknall Road) and hosts a varied selection of local shops and small businesses which also serve the community of Mapperley Park. Carrington is also home to Carrington Primary School rated as a Good School by Ofsted in 2013.
In the early part of the twentieth century, horse-drawn trams ran along Mansfield Road to the stables and depot between St. John's Church and Watcombe Road. Later, this line was extended to Sherwood and upgraded to electric trams. The tram depot was replaced by Carrington Lido (open air swimming pool) and, later still, by a town-house development.
Recent years have seen the construction of a Lidl supermarket on Mansfield Road.
- Anthony Clarke Booth VC (1846 – 1899) recipient of the Victoria Cross for service during the Zulu War was born in Carrington
Carrington lies within the Nottingham City Council Sherwood ward, which has three Labour Party councillors. It lies in the Nottingham East constituency and has been represented by Labour Party MP Chris Leslie since 2010.
- Church of St. John the Evangelist, Carrington
- Nottingham and District Tramways Company Limited
- Nottingham Corporation Tramways
- Miss Cullen’s Almshouses
- Carrington Lido image from the 1950s.
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