Radford, Nottingham

Radford is an inner-city area of Nottingham, located just outside the city centre. The appropriate ward of the City of Nottingham Council is called Radford and Park with a population of 21,414.[2] It is bounded on the south by Lenton and Nottingham City Centre, and comprises around 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land.

Alfreton Road School - geograph.org.uk - 1044404.jpg
Bentinck Primary School
Radford is located in Nottinghamshire
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population21,414 (Ward 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSK 55277 40643
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG7
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°57′36″N 1°10′37″W / 52.960°N 1.177°W / 52.960; -1.177Coordinates: 52°57′36″N 1°10′37″W / 52.960°N 1.177°W / 52.960; -1.177


St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church, Radford was given by William Peveril to Lenton Priory. The church was rebuilt in 1812 at a cost of £2,000. The Wesleyan chapel was built in 1805 and enlarged in 1828.[3] In September 1878 a chapel was built on St Peter's Street by the United Methodist Free Churches at a cost of £1,900. It was closed owing to declining membership and income in June 1947 and purchased by the Evangelical Free Church.[4]

Evangelical Free Church

Radford Registration District (RD) was created on 1 July 1837 on the introduction of Statutory Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD) - and was abolished, and absorbed into Nottingham RD, on 1 July 1880.

Population by yearEdit

  • 1811 - 5,704
  • 1821 - 7,348
  • 1831 - 16,568
  • 1841 - 22,473
  • 1851 - 12,635
  • 1901 - 34,354[citation needed]


The area has a large ethnic minority population (mainly European, West Indian, African, Arab, Asian, South American, Polish and increasingly Kurdish), and accordingly there is a large number of specialist food and retail shops catering to specific cultures, owing to the relatively cheap nature of housing in the area (and the large number of old Victorian properties converted into flats and bedsits).

Radford has a large student population, most of whom attend the nearby Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham.


Radford was the home of


It provides the backdrop for much of Alan Sillitoe's book Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Numerous scenes from the film of the book which starred Albert Finney were shot in Radford.

Bus servicesEdit

Nottingham City Transport

28: NottinghamRadford (Ilkeston Road) → Jubilee CampusBeechdaleBilborough[5]

30: NottinghamRadford (Ilkeston Road) → Jubilee CampusWollaton ParkBramcoteWollaton Vale[6]

31: NottinghamRadford (Ilkeston Road) → Jubilee Campus (Grounds)[7]

77: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → Aspley LaneStrelley[8]

77C: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → Aspley LaneStrelleyCinderhill[9]

78: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → Nuthall Road → BroxtoweStrelley[10]

79: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → Nuthall Road → CinderhillBulwellRise ParkWarren HillBestwood ParkArnold[11]

79A: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → Nuthall Road → CinderhillBulwellRise ParkTop ValleyBestwood ParkArnold[12]

79B: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → Nuthall Road → CinderhillBulwell / Rise Park[13]

N28: NottinghamRadford (Ilkeston Road) → Jubilee CampusBeechdaleBilboroughWollaton Vale[14]

N77: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → Aspley LaneStrelleyCinderhillWhitemoor[15]


rainbow one: NottinghamRadford (Alfreton Road) → NuthallKimberleyEastwoodHeanor / Ripley / Alfreton[16]

two: NottinghamRadford (Ilkeston Road) → WollatonTrowellIlkestonCotmanhay[17]

Nottingham Community Transport

L4: NottinghamRadford → Ainsley Estate → BeechdaleAspley[18]

L7: NottinghamRadford → Charlbury Road[19]

L12: QMCJubilee CampusRadfordHyson Green[20]

L14: NottinghamRadfordHyson GreenBulwell[21]


  1. ^ "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics".
  2. ^ "City of Nottingham ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853
  4. ^ In Every Generation: A brief history of the Methodist Churches in Nottingham 1764-1978, Rowland C Swift
  5. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 28 on Pink Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  6. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 30 on Pink Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  7. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 31 on Pink Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  8. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 77 on Turquoise Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  9. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 77C on Turquoise Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  10. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 78 on Turquoise Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  11. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 79 on Turquoise Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  12. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 79A on Turquoise Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  13. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service 79B on Turquoise Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  14. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service N28 on Pink Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  15. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Service N77 on Turquoise Line". www.nctx.co.uk.
  16. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Rainbow one service by TrentBarton". www.trentbarton.co.uk.
  17. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "Two service by TrentBarton". www.trentbarton.co.uk.
  18. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "L4 service by Nottingham Community Transport" (PDF). www.ct4n.co.uk.
  19. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "L7 service by Nottingham Community Transport" (PDF). www.ct4n.co.uk.
  20. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "L12 service by Nottingham Community Transport" (PDF). www.ct4n.co.uk.
  21. ^ wearebase.com, Base. "L14 service by Nottingham Community Transport" (PDF). www.ct4n.co.uk.