"Arnold Parish extends from three to nearly six miles north of Nottingham, contains 4,704 inhabitants, and 4,670 acres of land, including 2,280 acres of Sherwood Forest. It was enclosed in 1789, when 700 acres were allotted to the impropriator, which was then sold to Thomas Holdsworth Esq., who is subject to the reparation of the church; and 23a 3r 37p were allotted to the Crown. Arnold is a large and populous village, half a mile east of Mansfield Road, and four miles north of Nottingham. It is pleasantly seated upon a sand rock, and has several neat mansions. The inhabitants are principally employed in framework knitting. Arnold Grove is a beautiful residence, occupied by William Williams Esq., solicitor." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
This village and parish lie about 4 miles north of Nottingham and about 10 miles south-east of Mansfield. The parish covers 4,670 acres and includes the hamlets of Daybrook and Red Hill. Felley used to be a chapelry in this parish but became its own Civil Parish and is reported under that name.
The village of Arnold has become part of the conurbation of Nottingham city and sits as a suburb on that city's northeast side. If you are planning a visit to the village:
Take the A60 trunk road north out of Nottingham. Arnold will be on your right side (east) as you head north.
There is frequent bus service into the village from Nottingham.
Rail service to the village ceased in April, 1960.
Sherwood Forest starts just to the north of Arnold. In 1775, Sherwood Forest surrounded the village.
You can see pictures of Arnold which are provided by:
There are photographs and a description of the War Memorial plaques inside St. Katherine's Chapel on the Southwell Church History Project site. One of the is the Allen SOLLY plaque listed in the next section.
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of a World War II Pillbox near Arnold on the Geo-graph site, taken in August, 2011.
You can try to find a copy of the "Arnold & Daybrook War Memorial," by Anthony BALL & Cliff HOUSLEY, publ. by Millquest Publications, Long Eaton, Notts, ISBN: 0 9529648 7 2.