Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Date of most recent amendment:
Statutory Address:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1254555.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 27-Nov-2021 at 11:37:26.


Statutory Address:
Statutory Address:

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

City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SK 57063 39951



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)


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


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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


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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 26 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12298/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Patrick Banister. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].