SK5739SW CASTLE ROAD
646-1/23/140 (West side (off))
11/08/52 Trip to Jerusalem Public House
Public house. Early C17, with C18 and C19 additions. Partly
timber-framed with brick nogging, and painted brick. Rear
rooms in rock-hewn caves under the Castle Rock. Plain tile
roofs with single ridge and side wall stacks. Rendered plinth.
Central range, endwise to the street, with additions to left
and right, forming a Z plan.
EXTERIOR: central range has at the front a late C17 block, 2
storeys plus attics, with dentillated eaves and a shouldered
coped gable. Yorkshire sash to ground floor, blank first
floor, 3-light casement in gable. Right return, single bay,
has a 6-panel door and 12-pane sashes. To right, a lower
block, early C17, box framed, 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays.
To left, a 3-light casement. Above, a Yorkshire sash and a
renewed casement, and above again, a raking dormer. Rear has
similar casements. In the rear courtyard, a painted brick
projection from the cliff face, with slate roof, corner stack
and 3-light casement. To its left, a painted brick wall flush
with the cliff face with a door under a canopy and a 3-light
To right, a single storey projection, early C19, with 6-panel
door, flanked to left by a tripartite sash. Above and behind,
a 2-light casement set in the cliff face.
To left of the centre, late C18 addition, 2 storeys. Irregular
fenestration, with a segment-arched passageway to right, and a
square glazing bar window above.
INTERIOR has exposed span beams, one carried on a C19
cast-iron column. At the rear, several rock-hewn rooms at
various levels, one with a conical roof. These may have been
used for brewing.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 236; Reprint from The Mercian Geologist, Vol. 13, Sept.
1992: Waltham AC: The sandstone caves of Nottingham:
Nottingham: 1992-: 7).
Listing NGR: SK5703139440