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City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 60176 39027



SK63NW RACECOURSE ROAD 646-1/8/510 (South East side) 11/08/52 Colwick Hall (Formerly Listed as: COLWICK Colwick Hall)


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: 1979-: 251-252).

Listing NGR: SK6017639027


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Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 251-252


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: 27 Apr 2005
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