Daybrook is a suburb of Arnold, Nottinghamshire. The area is located just outside the city of Nottingham but inside the conurbation of Greater Nottingham. It lies next to the areas of Arnold town centre, Sherwood, Woodthorpe, Redhill and Bestwood.

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St. Paul’s Church
Daybrook is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
OS grid referenceSK 57844 45012
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG5
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°59′56″N 1°08′17″W / 52.999°N 1.138°W / 52.999; -1.138Coordinates: 52°59′56″N 1°08′17″W / 52.999°N 1.138°W / 52.999; -1.138


Church of St. Paul

The area is dominated by the spire and tower of St. Paul’s Church which rise to a height of 150 feet (46 m).[1] The church was designed 1892–1896 by John Loughborough Pearson[2][3] and its construction started in May 1893. In December 1895 it was completed – except for the spire and tower,[3] which were added in 1897.[1] The church, located on Mansfield Road, was consecrated in February 1896 in honour of Paul the Apostle[3] and is now a Grade II* listed building.[4][5]

Sir John Robinson’s Almshouses

Adjacent to St. Paul’s Church are the Sir John Robinson Almshouses (commonly known as the 'Daybrook Almshouses'), Mansfield Road. Built in 1899 in Daybrook by local businessman and philanthropist Sir John Robinson, they are now Grade II listed.[5][6]

Home Brewery
The Home Brewery office building

Founded in 1875 by John Robinson, the brewery was famous for its trademark Robin Hood logo on beermats.[7] The brewery remained independent until 1986, when the family owners sold it[7] (along with 450 public houses owned by the brewery) to Scottish & Newcastle for £123 million. Scottish & Newcastle gradually ran down production, by subcontracting its brewing to Mansfield Brewery, resulting in the eventual closure of the Daybrook building in 1996.

Dating from 1936, the current Home Brewery Company Ltd.[8] building is now officially known as 'Sir John Robinson House' and houses more than 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) worth of county council offices. It is located at the junction between the A60 (Mansfield Road) and Sir John Robinson Way,[a] and its architect was Thomas Cecil Howitt.[11] The Grade II listed building's[5] illuminated 'Home of the Best Ales' sign was altered to remove the word 'Ales' and to include the logo of Nottinghamshire County Council. The three-storey[b] building has an unusual ‘putti frieze’ by sculptor Charles L J Doman along the front wall which depicts groups of putti involved in the brewing of beer.[12] The famed[7] decorative ironwork gates and railings are contemporaneous[12] and form part of the listed building.[5]

Daybrook Baptist Church

The present-day building of Daybrook Baptist Church was completed in 1912[citation needed] and is located on Mansfield Road.[13]


  1. ^ Sir John Robinson Way is a road built after the redevelopment of the brewery site following its 1996 closure[9] and named in honour of its founder.[10]
  2. ^ excluding the "very tall square tower" which provides a fourth storey, and including the "ancillary lower ground floor"
  1. ^ a b "Daybrook – Archaeology". Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project. University of Nottingham. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. ^ Buist, J (1898). "St Paul's Church, Mansfield Road, Daybrook, Arnold, c 1898". Picture the Past. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c King, R W; Russell, J (1913). A History of Arnold. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  4. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST PAUL (1236096)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d Gedling Borough Council Planning and Environment Department Local Plans Section (6 December 2005). "Listed Buildings" (PDF). Gedling Borough Council. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  6. ^ Historic England. "DAYBROOK ALMSHOUSES (1227486)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Studeny, Richard (2001). "Nottinghamshire breweries – Home Brewery, Daybrook". BBC. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  8. ^ "HOME BREWERY LIMITED – Overview (Free company information from Companies House)".
  9. ^ "Nottinghamshire – Daybrook, Mansfield Road: Home Brewery Co Ltd (closed 1996)". Brewery History Society. Brewery History Society. Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Nottinghamshire: Defunct Brewery Livery". Brewery History Society. Brewery History Society. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  11. ^ Straw, Craig; Davis, Giles (February 2012). "Sir John Robinson House particulars". Nottinghamshire County Council website. Nottingham: Innes England. p. 3. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Public Monuments and Sculpture Association". Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Where?". Arnold Churches Together website. Arnold Churches Together. Retrieved 8 April 2014.