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Express Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Nottingham, City of Nottingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.955 / 52°57'17"N

Longitude: -1.1489 / 1°8'56"W

OS Eastings: 457275

OS Northings: 340071

OS Grid: SK572400

Mapcode National: GBR LPN.CV

Mapcode Global: WHDGS.BZ4J

Entry Name: Express Chambers

Listing Date: 4 October 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458916

Location: Nottingham, NG1

County: City of 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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Listing Text


NOTTINGHAM

SK5740SW UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET
646-1/14/654 (South side)
04/10/73 Nos.17-25 (Odd)
Express Chambers

GV II

Offices and shops. 1876. By Fothergill Watson for the
Nottingham Daily Express. Raised and extended 1899 by Watson
Fothergill. Restoration and additions, 1983. Ashlar, with
polychrome ashlar and red brick dressings and gabled and
hipped plain tile roofs. 2 stylised ashlar ridge stacks.
Gothic Revival style.
Plinth, string courses, pentice roof below attics. Corner
block, 3 storeys plus attics; 6 window range. Reglazed windows
with stone mullions and tracery.
At the left corner, a round entrance tower, 4 stages, with a
slated conical spire and hipped lucarnes. Circular porch with
round-arched double entrance and sidelights, with round piers
and crocket capitals. Wrought-iron gates and screens. Over the
entrance, portrait busts of Liberal leaders. Above, a pierced
balustrade on brackets, and a 2-light window. Above again, a
blind arcade with small windows. To left, a plain block, 2
windows.
Street front has to left 2 shouldered doorways altered to
windows. To their right, a round-arched doorway under a gable,
flanked to left by an original segment-arched opening and to
right by 3 similar openings, all with late C20 shopfronts.
Above, to left, a canted oriel window, 4 sashes, then 5
round-arched windows, 2 sashes, with central shafts. Above
again, 3 pointed arched windows, then a recess with 3 triple
flat-headed windows, then two 2-light pointed arched windows.
Attics have to left a coped gable with a round-arched 3-light
window with tracery, and to right, 2 similar gables and
windows. Between them, 3 large hipped through-eaves dormers.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 234; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Watson
Fothergill, Architect: Nottingham: 1987-: 4).


Listing NGR: SK5727540071

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

Description


NOTTINGHAM

SK5740SW UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET
646-1/14/654 (South side)
04/10/73 Nos.17-25 (Odd)
Express Chambers

GV II

Offices and shops. 1876. By Fothergill Watson for the
Nottingham Daily Express. Raised and extended 1899 by Watson
Fothergill. Restoration and additions, 1983. Ashlar, with
polychrome ashlar and red brick dressings and gabled and
hipped plain tile roofs. 2 stylised ashlar ridge stacks.
Gothic Revival style.
Plinth, string courses, pentice roof below attics. Corner
block, 3 storeys plus attics; 6 window range. Reglazed windows
with stone mullions and tracery.
At the left corner, a round entrance tower, 4 stages, with a
slated conical spire and hipped lucarnes. Circular porch with
round-arched double entrance and sidelights, with round piers
and crocket capitals. Wrought-iron gates and screens. Over the
entrance, portrait busts of Liberal leaders. Above, a pierced
balustrade on brackets, and a 2-light window. Above again, a
blind arcade with small windows. To left, a plain block, 2
windows.
Street front has to left 2 shouldered doorways altered to
windows. To their right, a round-arched doorway under a gable,
flanked to left by an original segment-arched opening and to
right by 3 similar openings, all with late C20 shopfronts.
Above, to left, a canted oriel window, 4 sashes, then 5
round-arched windows, 2 sashes, with central shafts. Above
again, 3 pointed arched windows, then a recess with 3 triple
flat-headed windows, then two 2-light pointed arched windows.
Attics have to left a coped gable with a round-arched 3-light
window with tracery, and to right, 2 similar gables and
windows. Between them, 3 large hipped through-eaves dormers.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 234; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Watson
Fothergill, Architect: Nottingham: 1987-: 4).


Listing NGR: SK5727540071

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