the square you will see the spire of St Magdelene church, head towards
it past more old shops en-route. Take time to wander around the church
yard.The hole visible in the spire marks the spot where a shot from a
parliamentarian cannon is said to have struck the church in 1644.In the
centre of the churchyard is a plaque in memory of the officers killed in
other sieges of Newark. In the church you will find a plaque dedicated
to Hercules Clay.
up Kirk Gate. Here on the right you will find Charles I coffee house.
Queen Henrietta-Maria stayed here when the building was owned by the
church and protocol demanded that the unaccompanied Queen must be chaperoned
properly. The 2 timber framed houses show different styles - the left
hand one incorporates timber than the other (circa 15th century) and was
built later (poss. 16th century) when oak had become more difficult to
obtain and was therefore more expensive.