• Lister gate, Nottingham.

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    Lister Gate is an old thoroughfare going back as far as 1303 when it was referred to as "Litster Gate " or Dyers Street, the dyers no doubt congregated here in order to make use of the waters of the river Leen. It was of no great importance in ancient days and as late as 1641 it was a mere quagmire with an open sewer running down it and a plank pathway which had something of the nature of a bridge down its side to enable foot passengers to get about. In 1607 there were a set of stepping stones "near John Perry's door" leading from the bottom of Low Pavement to Castle Gate, but with the advent of railways and all that they meant, Lister Gate leaped into importance. Still for thirty years little seems to have been done to improve it and the area round about Grey Friar Gate seems to have been a bog and Lister Gate itself was a steep gradient leading down to it. This bog was called "The Sough" and in 1778 a woman named Shaw, daughter of the landlord of the Elephant and Castle in Hounds Gate fell into it one evening when in a state of partial intoxication. She remained there until the following morning when she was noticed by a labourer going to work. He endeavoured to extricate her, but while he was so engaged she heaved a deep sigh and died. In 1868 Lister Gate was widened, the bog was filled in and the gradient made easy. It is interesting to remember that at this date it was proposed to move Messrs. Jalland's wine and spirit vaults, presumably the modern "Weavers Arms," back en bloc, and
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