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REGISTRY OFFICE AND ATTACHED AREA WALL AND RAILINGS

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: REGISTRY OFFICE AND ATTACHED AREA WALL AND RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1255016

Location

REGISTRY OFFICE AND ATTACHED AREA WALL AND RAILINGS, 50, SHAKESPEARE STREET

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: 30-Nov-1995

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 458594

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History

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Details

NOTTINGHAM

SK5740SW SHAKESPEARE STREET 646-1/14/546 (North side) No.50 Registry Office and attached area wall and railings

GV II

Former Poor Law offices, now Registry Office, and attached area wall and railings. 1886-87. By AH Goodall, built by Kent & Johnson. Converted mid C20 and altered late C20. Red brick with ashlar dressings and pink granite columns, and Westmorland slate roofs, gabled and hipped. Italian Gothic Revival style. EXTERIOR: plinth, first floor sill band, main cornice. Windows are plain sashes, round and segment-headed, flanked by shafts on the main fronts. 2 storeys plus basement and attics. 2 x 7 windows. Corner site, with main and return fronts linked by a towered corner feature. Canted corner tower, 3 stages, has ornamented cornice and parapet, and octagonal spire roof. On each floor, 5 arcaded windows, the ground floor segment-headed. Shakespeare Street front has 2 closely set projecting bays topped with through-eaves dormers under coped gables. Entrance bay, to right, has a stone doorcase with round-arched opening and cornice, and late C20 canopy. Above, a single window. Left bay has paired windows, the ground floor segment-arched. Right return, to Shakespeare Villas, has a gabled off-centre bay with a massive 4 window oriel, on the first floor, with brackets and balcony. Single window below and paired window above, To left, 2 narrow bays with irregular fenestration. To right, a minor range, 4 windows, with machicolated cornice. Second window converted to a door, mid C20. At the rear, a square chimney in the form of a campanile. Outside, to the corner and right return, a coped area wall topped with the original wrought-iron railing. INTERIOR has entrance hall with granite pilasters, and open well cantilever stone stair with wrought-iron balustrade and wooden handrail. Landing and main first floor rooms have cornices and pedimented doorcases. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 238).

Listing NGR: SK5703340405

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 238

National Grid Reference: SK 57033 40405

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