BANDSTAND

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1393841
Date first listed:
15-Jun-2010
Statutory Address:
BANDSTAND, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
BANDSTAND, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 57806 37681

Reasons for Designation

The Bandstand at Victoria Embankment, Nottingham is recommended for designation at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Architectural: This is a good example of a bandstand built in the Moderne style and is particularly unusual and progressive for its date, given that most other bandstands of this era tend to be standard designs considerably less bold in design and appearance, or standard, mass produced items .

* Intactness: This bandstand is substantially intact and has undergone little change and alteration since it was built in 1937.

* Group Value: The bandstand forms part of a distinctive ensemble of historic structures and spaces, which includes 6 listed structures and a public memorial garden which is included in the Register of Parks and Gardens.

Details



646-1/0/10070 VICTORIA EMBANKMENT 15-JUN-10 Bandstand

GV II A bandstand of 1937, designed in the Moderne style by the Nottingham Corporation Architects Department.

MATERIALS: The bandstand is constructed in brick and concrete, with timber detailing and areas of render.

PLAN: The building has a symmetrical, square plan with a curved principal elevation. It consists of a raised performance area at the front, and a lower section behind, which contains a pair of rooms which are accessed via a rear door.

EXTERIOR: The bandstand has a curved, cantilevered canopy which projects over the performance area, and a pair of sliding, timber doors which enclose the bandstand when it is not in use. The building has flat roofs. There are moulded timber pilasters either side of the bandstand and a pair of windows to each flank. The exterior brickwork is painted green.

There is a semi-circular, tiered seating area in front of the bandstand.

INTERIOR: The facing rear wall of the auditorium has half-height oak panelling, and the stage area has hardwood timber flooring.

HISTORY: The bandstand is located to the immediate south of the Memorial Gardens on the west Embankment of the River Trent. The Gardens, which, in 2001, were added to the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens at Grade II, were opened in 1927, and the bandstand, whose designer is not known, is understood to date from 1937. The Memorial Gardens contain four listed structures: the Municipal War Memorial, in the form of a triumphal arch, statue of Queen Victoria, Ornamental pond and the Terrace wall on the east side, all listed at Grade II. The war memorial was constructed in 1927, and is by T Wallis Gordon, City Engineer, and the pond and terrace are also believed to be by the same designer. The statue was made in 1905 by Albert Toft and was moved from the Market Square in 1953. A Grade II listed pedestrian bridge crossing the River Trent lies approximately 50 metres to the east of the bandstand. The bandstand is now little used and remains locked up.

SOURCES: Harwood, E, 'Pevsner City Guides: Nottingham' (2008)

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The Bandstand at Victoria Embankment, Nottingham is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Architectural: This is a good example of a bandstand built in the Moderne style and is particularly unusual and progressive for its date, given that most other bandstands of this era tend to be considerably less bold in design and appearance.

* Intactness: This bandstand is substantially intact and has undergone little change and alteration since it was built in 1937.

* Group Value: The bandstand forms part of a distinctive ensemble of historic structures and spaces, which includes six listed structures and a public memorial garden which is included on the Register of Parks and Gardens.

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
508134
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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