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City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 57458 40919



SK5740NW WOODBOROUGH ROAD 646-1/11/765 (North West side) 19/04/78 Woodborough Road Islamic Social Centre (Formerly Listed as: WOODBOROUGH ROAD 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


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Books and journals
Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 262
Brand, K, 'Get To Know Nottingham' in Watson Fothergill Architect, (1987), 11


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: 20 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14369/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Mollie Toy. Source Historic England Archive
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