SK63NW RACECOURSE ROAD
646-1/8/510 (South East side)
11/08/52 Colwick Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
Country house, now restaurant. Early C18, remodelled 1776 by
John Carr, architect, and Samuel Stretton, builder, for John
Musters. Rainwater head dated 1776, with monogram JWM. Screen
and colonnade to north front, later C18. Converted mid C20.
Red brick, with ashlar dressings and hipped slate roofs. 6
ridge stacks, ashlar and brick, mostly truncated.
EXTERIOR: plinth, quoins, eaves cornice, pierced balustrades.
Windows are mainly glazing bar sashes with moulded surrounds.
Central block, 2 storeys, with single storey wings.
North front has a recessed centre, 5 windows, flanked by
wings, 3 windows wide and 2 windows deep. Doric screen and
colonnade, 5 bays, covering a renewed glazed door. Single
storey side wings each with 2 windows.
South front has a main block, 9 windows, with Ionic corner
pilasters. Central Ionic portico under a pediment containing a
round window with Rococo leaf decoration. Ground floor windows
have cornices, and the windows flanking the portico are
altered to form French windows. Side wings, single storey, 5
bays, have round-arched windows divided by Doric pilasters.
Central window of right wing altered to a French window.
INTERIOR: little altered, in Adam style. Entrance hall has
plaster panelled walls with frieze and dentillated cornice,
enriched wooden fireplace, and 5 enriched doorcases with
cornices. Adjoining room with similar decoration and marble
fireplace. Stairwell has branching main staircase with 3
fluted balusters per tread. Dentillated cornice and ceiling
with central fan boss to stairwell. Former library, to south,
has an anthemion frieze, and a columnated screen at each end.
Chinese style fitted bookcase at east end. Original marble
fireplace and 2 enriched doorcases with 6-panel doors.
Ballroom, to south west, has apsidal ends with Corinthian
columnated screens, dentillated cornice and coved ceiling.
Inlaid marble fireplace. Minor stone cantilever staircase to
east, early C18, with wrought-iron balustrade.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
Listing NGR: SK6017639027