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Birkin Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Nottingham, Nottingham

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Latitude: 52.9517 / 52°57'6"N

Longitude: -1.1434 / 1°8'36"W

OS Eastings: 457647

OS Northings: 339711

OS Grid: SK576397

Mapcode National: GBR LQQ.L1

Mapcode Global: WHDGZ.D2RH

Plus Code: 9C4WXV24+MJ

Entry Name: Birkin Building

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Last Amended: 30 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246290

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454867

Location: Castle, Nottingham, NG1

County: Nottingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Bridge

Built-Up Area: Nottingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Nottingham St Peter with St James

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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646-1/21/59 (South side)
12/07/72 Birkin Building
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos 2-6 (even) and Warehouse
occupied by John Lees & Co.)


Lace warehouse, now club and offices. Dated 1855. By TC Hine
of Nottingham for Richard Birkin, lace manufacturer. Built by
Garland & Holland. Restored and converted c1987. Red brick,
with ashlar ground floor and dressings. Roof not visible
behind rendered coped parapet. Italianate style.
EXTERIOR: plinth, ground floor cornice, string course, eaves
cornice. 4 storeys; 8 x 3 windows. L-plan, following the curve
of the street. Windows are mainly original round-arched lights
with stone mullions, glazing bars and hood moulds. Ground
floor windows have moulded surrounds and aprons.
Main entrance front, facing east, has a central projecting
entrance bay with a canted tower porch, 3 storeys, with double
doors. Above, bay windows, 3 lights. Above again, a double
window. On each side, single windows on each floor. To right a
rounded corner, single windows, and to left, a rounded concave
corner with 2 windows.
Left return, facing north, has to left an entrance bay with a
central segment-arched cart entrance with an inscribed ribbon
above it. Above, triple windows on each floor. Under the arch,
a reset 2-light window, C12, from St Mary's Church, and a
plaque with the Plumptre arms. On each side, canted bay
windows, 3 storeys, 3 lights, the left one with a shouldered
double doorway and shafts. Above them, double windows. To
right, a range with regular fenestration, 5 windows.
INTERIOR: refitted c1987, has cast-iron columns to wooden
floor beams.
This building stands on the site of Plumptre House, 1730, by
Colen Campbell, demolished 1853. A major example of Hine's
commercial buildings.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 218; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Thomas Chambers
Hine; an architect of Victorian Nottingham: Nottingham:

Listing NGR: SK5764739711

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