BBC East Midlands Today visited the Newark Magnus Buildings to catch up on Woodhead Heritage’s progress on the National Civil War Centre project.
They were there to look at the social impact of such a scheme on the town of Newark. BBC East Midlands Today’s Simon Hare interviewed the National Civil War Centre’s, Michael Constantine, and one of the local joiners on-site that have been drafted in by Woodhead Heritage.
The Newark Magnus Buildings have been at the heart of Newark for Centuries. It’s history dates back to 1529, prominent resident Thomas Magnus built the Tudor Hall in 1529 as a free school which signalled the beginning of broader access to education for commoners, a movement that would drive social change.
The complex is unique in Newark as it comprises buildings from different periods – Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian – each of which was added in response to the changing attitudes towards education during different periods.