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Newcastle House and Attached Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Nottingham, Nottingham

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Latitude: 52.9483 / 52°56'54"N

Longitude: -1.1528 / 1°9'10"W

OS Eastings: 457022

OS Northings: 339331

OS Grid: SK570393

Mapcode National: GBR LNR.J7

Mapcode Global: WHDGZ.8592

Plus Code: 9C4WWRXW+8V

Entry Name: Newcastle House and Attached Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 1 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454896

Location: Castle, Nottingham, NG7

County: Nottingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Radford and Park

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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Listing Text


646-1/23/92 (South side)
01/11/85 Newcastle House and attached
boundary wall


Formerly known as: Vyella House CASTLE BOULEVARD.
Factory and offices, now offices. 1931-33. By FA Broadhead for
William Hollins & Co, manufacturers of Vyella fabric.
Structural engineering by the Indented Bar and Concrete
Engineering Co. Ltd., of Westminster. Clock added c1960.
Converted and altered, with renewed cladding, c1985.
Rectangular plan on a 16ft x 20ft grid. Art Deco style.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys plus basement. Reinforced concrete
structure with steel frame curtain walling, reconstituted
stone cladding, and flat roof behind parapet. Concrete floor
and roof slabs carried on round mushroom columns. The
cantilevered outer slabs support continuous curtain walling on
continuous concrete spandrels.
Entrance front has a central feature of 10 narrow bays defined
by slender vertical stone fins rising from the ground floor to
the top of the second floor. In the centre, a massive stone
frame, 2 storeys, enclosing the main doorway. Moulded doorcase
and cornice, with panelled folding doors and surround. Narrow
side lights, and above the door, 4 narrow lights with window
guards. Above again, a square bracket clock. Outside, double
lateral steps to the door landing, flanked by basement
entrances and linked to the boundary wall. This extends across
the front, approx 60m, and has a flat coping.
INTERIOR has mainly original boardroom with full height
veneered wooden panelling, coved floor and ceiling, and
wood-cased mushroom columns. Veneered panelled doors and
etched glass sliding windows, with Vyella trademarks.
Adjoining meeting room has a simpler decorative scheme with
similar windows. Concrete winder stairs with chromed tube
A notable early use of concrete and mushroom columns in
factory building.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 247).

Listing NGR: SK5702239331

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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