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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 57250 40037



SK5740SW KING STREET 646-1/14/307 (East side) 12/07/72 Nos.14-30 (Even)


Drapery store, now shops and offices. 1895. By Watson Fothergill of Nottingham for Jessop & Son. Restored c1990. Red brick, with ashlar, granite and terracotta dressings, on an iron and concrete frame. Gabled and hipped plain tile roofs with several corbelled brick stacks. Irregular gabled facade, in Domestic Revival style. First floor balustrade, sill and impost bands and string courses. 4 and 5 storeys plus attics; 13 window range. Windows are mainly stone mullioned cross casements. The front is divided by brick pilasters into 5 bays, 4 of them with timber-framed gables with patterned bargeboards. 4 main bays, to the right, have arcaded fenestration with a different shaped arch on each floor. Major fourth bay has a fifth floor oriel window, 3 lights, and balustrade on brackets. Timber-framed attics have 2 hipped through-eaves dormers and a pyramidal roof topped with a square turret and finial, also with pyramidal roof. Second and third bays have canted oriel windows, 3 storeys, 3 lights, above the second floor. Fourth bay has a first floor square oriel window, 3 lights, on cast-iron brackets. Plainer first bay has flat-headed windows and a canted oriel window on stone brackets to the attic. Ground floor has original openings defined by granite pilasters, with some original glazing bar overlights and late C20 shopfronts. A major example of Watson Fothergill's commercial buildings. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 234; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Watson Fothergill, Architect: Nottingham: 1987-: 12 & 13).

Listing NGR: SK5725040037


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Books and journals
Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 234
Brand, K, 'Get To Know Nottingham' in Watson Fothergill Architect, (1987), 12-13


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 25 May 2004
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