During my recent quest for alleyways to #wander, I discovered that there are surprisingly few left in Nottingham. It seems that it has been common practice to either gate them off, or extend shop façades to cover the alley.
For example, the area on Nottingham between Long Row North and Upper Parliament contains a large number of buildings that do not face the street, or have any public access. It must be a warren in there.
One surviving public right of way through this area is called Hurt's Yard.
This partially burned-out building has scaffolding, but nobody working on it.
Walking further down reveals a short terrace of beautiful, but unloved Georgian shops. I peeked inside one, and although it was completely empty, it wasn't in bad order, and it appeared to have been properly re-plastered, but never decorated.
I hope you enjoyed this wander. If you know anything about the history of Hurt's Yard, please get in touch via the comments, or to me at @thom_white on Twitter.