SK5740NW WOODBOROUGH ROAD
646-1/11/765 (North West side)
19/04/78 Woodborough Road Islamic Social
(Formerly Listed as:
Woodborough Road Baptist Church)
Baptist church, now Islamic social centre. 1893. By Watson
Fothergill of Nottingham. Converted c1980. Red brick, with
rock-faced stone basement, blue brick, red brick and ashlar
dressings, gabled and hipped plain tile roofs. Tall coped
corner stack. Idiosyncratic Romanesque style.
EXTERIOR: plinth, polychrome bands and string courses, bays
divided by shallow pilasters. Main body with basement,
clerestory and apse, aisles, cross wings, north-east tower.
Main body, 6 bays, has at the east end 4 segment-arched
basement openings, and above, 4 cross casements. Above again,
4 tall round-arched windows. Clerestory has six 3-light
round-arched windows on each side.
North aisle has an arcaded basement with 6 segment-arched
openings. Above, 5 shouldered windows, 2 lights. Above again,
5 cusped round windows in round-arched recesses. At the east
end, a pent-roofed porch and stair enclosure with 2 doorways
and a truncated round-arched window, 3 lights. Above, 3 small
round-arched stair windows, stepped.
Gabled cross wing, to north-west, has 2 segment-arched
basement openings, and above, a 2-light shouldered window.
Above again, a graduated triple window with round arches.
North east tower, octagonal, 3 stages, with hipped roof and
cast-iron crest. Basement level has a double doorway with
ringed granite shafts and blank fanlights under gables. To
left, a small round-arched window under a similar gable.
Above, 2 flat-headed windows. Bell stage has a hipped canopy
on each side, with clock dials.
INTERIOR: red brick with blue and buff brick dressings, has
rendered aisles and east and west ends. Arch braced roof to
main space, with corbels and stencilled ceiling. East end has
a recess with polychrome round head carried on cast-iron
columns. Barrel vaulted recess, flanked by angled cross
casement windows, has a glazed tile band. Main space has
arcades with 5 polychrome round arches on round cast-iron
columns with elaborate capitals. Aisles have lean-to roof and
galleries with renewed panelling to fronts. West end has an
arch braced apse, containing a panelled gallery. Under the
gallery, a glazed wooden screen forming offices. Basement,
carried on cast-iron columns, subdivided late C20.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 262; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Watson
Fothergill, Architect: Nottingham: 1987-: 11).
Listing NGR: SK5745840919