Sheriff House / 64 St James' Street

4 Apr 2003
Sheriff House, 64 St James' Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6FJ
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64 St James' Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6FJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SK5639NE ST JAMES' STREET 646-1/19/580 (North West side) 11/08/52 No.64 Sheriff House (Formerly Listed as: ST JAMES' STREET No.64)


Town house, now offices. For Cornelius Launder, High Sheriff in 1775, who lived there 1768-1806. Red brick, with painted ashlar dressings, rendered plinth and parapet. Slate roof with 2 rendered side wall stacks. EXTERIOR: plinth, first and second floor bands and sill bands, modillion eaves cornice and pediment, parapet with balustrade panels. 3 storeys; 3 window range of glazing bar sashes with brick flat arches. Second floor windows are smaller. Projecting centre, 3 windows, with a full height round-arched recess. Doorcase with open pediment on consoles, with round-arched 6-panel door and wrought-iron fanlight. Above, a window framed with the door, with pseudo-balustrade and cornice on brackets. Above again, a Diocletian window. To right, a round-arched passage doorway with wrought-iron fanlight. Symmetrical rear elevation, 5 windows, with renewed central door and sidelights with Gothic traceried fanlight. Above, a central Venetian window, and above again, a Diocletian window.

INTERIOR: altered c1800, has central entrance hall, stair well and landing with modillion cornices, ceiling rosettes, and Adam style cartouches. Original dogleg stair with paired turned and twist balusters. Dogleg minor staircases have turned and cast-iron balusters. Left ground floor room has dentillated cornice, wall panels and replica fireplace. Left first floor room has wooden framed wall panels, modillion cornice with triglyph frieze, and heavily enriched original fireplace with overmantel mirror. 2 enriched pedimented doorcases with 6-panel doors, and enriched shouldered window architraves. Right first floor room in a plainer version of the same style. Remaining rooms have cornices and 4 and 6 panelled doors. Elliptical arched brick cellars with wine bins, and rock cut cellar at lower level. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 236-237).

Listing NGR: SK5692639748


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0846 IOE Records taken by Alan Greaves; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Alan Greaves. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Greaves, Alan

Rights Holder: Greaves, Alan


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