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Name: Megan Doole

PhD: History

Thesis Title: Reconstructing Wollaton Hall: From Elizabeth Showcase to 21st century Museum.


Thesis Description:

Examination of the post-1680 history of Wollaton Hall, Park, wider estate, owners and assocates, with investigation of the site's relationship with the nearby county town of Nottingham and environs.


Supervisors and Institution(s):

University of Nottingham: Dr R Gaunt (History), Dr C King (Archaeology)

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries: A King (Registrar)


Publications (please include full details with page nos. or web links):

Scholarly / Public Engagement Activities:

year: 2018

  • Paper given at Animal History Group Conference, KCL: The "oat-powered engine" and its urban infrastructure 1820-1920

year: 2017

  • Talk given to Retford Civic Society: Retford Town Hall building history
  • Talk given to IHBC NW Branch (Manchester): Horse transport & the urban built environment 1820-1920


Other Research Interests:

  • Worksop Manor Lodge (c1595) and other buildings connected to the Earls of Shrewsbury In North Nottinghamshire & South Yorkshire.
  • The history of Shireoaks Hall (c1615), Nottinghamshire, in particular, Sir Thomas Hewett (1656-1726), Surveyor-General of the Royal Works and amateur architect.
  • 19th-century horse transport buildings in urban areas, case study of Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
  • Reftord Town Hall (1867) building history.



University email address:


Twitter: @mhgd50

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