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HABITAT AND RJ'S HOMESHOP

List Entry Summary

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

Name: HABITAT AND RJ'S HOMESHOP

List entry Number: 1254555

Location

HABITAT, 54, LONG ROW WEST
RJ'S HOMESHOP, 57, LONG ROW WEST

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

County:

District: City of Nottingham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-May-1988

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Nov-1995

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 457461

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History

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Details

NOTTINGHAM

SK5739NW LONG ROW WEST 646-1/20/344 (North side) 11/05/88 Nos.54 AND 57 Habitat (54) and RJ's Homeshop (57) (Formerly Listed as: LONG ROW WEST Nos.52-57 (consec) Pearson's Department Store)

GV II*

Facades of 3 former merchants' houses. 1705, c1720 and c1740. Converted to shops late C19, converted to a department store c1920, largely demolished c1990 and now divided into two units. Painted brick, with painted ashlar and brick dressings, and coped gables. Roofless. EXTERIOR: left house has a canopy carried on 4 cast-iron Doric columns, covering a blocked doorway flanked by shop windows. Above, 2 floors each with 5 glazing bar sashes linked by a brick band, the upper windows with moulded surrounds and projecting keystones. Above again, 3 coped gables, each with a glazing bar sash in a projecting surround with keystone. Central house has a ground floor arcade with 3 cast-iron Doric columns and C20 shopfronts. Above, 2 floors each with 4 glazing bar sashes with brick flat arches and keystones, linked by a brick band. The upper windows are taller. Above again, a bracketed wooden cornice, then 4 pedimented dormers, each with a 2-light casement. Right house has a ground floor arcade with 2 cast-iron columns, covering a C20 shopfront and a passage entrance. Above, 3 glazing bar sashes, the central one blocked. Above, a brick band, then 3 similar sashes with painted surrounds. Above again, 3 smaller sashes under a wooden cornice. The site includes at the north end, a large cave, probably medieval, with several flared rock columns. At the south end of the site, a later cave, now filled. INTERIOR: basement contains various vaulted cellars, mostly carved out of the sandstone rocks, with C17 brick barrel vaulted roofs. One cave contains a round pillar with capital and lighting niches, this is reputed to be medieval. The western block has pairs of very large oak beams to all the upper floors, though walls have been replaced by steel girders, to the rear is a single flight return staircase with splat balusters, some replaced, which rises through the upper 3 floors. The central block contains 2 original panelled rooms on the first floor. The right hand room has 2 full walls of tall and deeply raised and fielded panels. The left room has 3 walls of simpler fielded panelling with over doors, cupboards and an overmantel. Both rooms retain their moulded cornices. Both upper rooms retain their original fireplaces. Behind the central block are two C16 warehouses which are now only visible in the attics where the trusses are visible, there is also a single flight return staircase with 2 turned balusters per head, which rises through the 3 upper floors, and also a splat baluster back staircase which runs also through 3 floors. (Reprint from The Mercian Geologist, Vol. 13, Sept. 1992: Waltham AC: The sandstone caves of Nottingham: Nottingham: 1992-: 11,12).

Listing NGR: SK5706339951

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'The Mercian Geologist' in The Mercian Geologist, (1992), 11, 12

National Grid Reference: SK 57063 39951

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