Staircase in the People's Hall, Heathcote Street
ABOUT the middle of the Eighteenth Century the art of house-building rose to great heights in England, and the well-known Georgian houses, with their look of solid comfort and their excellent craftsmanship, were produced.
Nottingham has many examples of this type, and many of them are noteworthy for their magnificent staircases, which by their careful design are very easy to ascend, and by the beauty of their banisters and other accessories are artistic treasures.
Perhaps the most beautiful of these staircases is the one in the People’s Hall in Heathcote-street, Nottingham, a mansion built by Mr. Charles Morley about 1740—about the time that Mr. Wesley was commencing his public work.
Mr. Morley was the proprietor of a pottery in Beck-street, where (amongst other objects) were produced the beautiful brown pots with their high glaze which are so much sought after by collectors nowadays, and examples of which may be studied in the Castle Museum.