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Fothergill Buildings Outside Nottingham, Research

Fothergill Outside Notts: Dunedin, Sydenham

A look at one of the few buildings that Fothergill worked on outside Nottinghamshire. I was in the neighbourhood recently, so took the opportunity to have a closer look at an intriguing building. Dunedin, now called Burnage Court, on Lawrie Park Avenue in Syndenham, South London. It's something of a mystery how Fothergill Watson came… Continue reading Fothergill Outside Notts: Dunedin, Sydenham

Events, Online

Online talks in 2022: Explore Fothergill’s Buildings in Mansfield

Watson Fothergill Virtual Walk: Fothergill's Buildings in Mansfield, 8 February 2022, 7 pm. Tickets £5 +booking fee Thanks to everyone who has taken part in a Watson Fothergill Walk this year, also to all those who have sent messages about Fothergill's buildings - I've written up reports of some visits on my blog, with more to come soon!… Continue reading Online talks in 2022: Explore Fothergill’s Buildings in Mansfield

Inside, Research

The Red House, Cator Lane

Sometimes I'm lucky enough to be invited to explore Fothergill buildings. The latest of these was The Red House, on Cator Lane, Chilwell.  From the road, The Red House has a distinctive chimney that stands out from the surrounding buildings... Photo: Lucy Brouwer The Red House is listed in the Fothergill Catalogue as a "Minor… Continue reading The Red House, Cator Lane

Events

September Walks

Thanks to everyone who has joined a Watson Fothergill Walk so far this summer, it’s been great to get back out there and explore Nottingham’s Victorian Architecture with you all.  It’s always pleasing when people say things like “I’ve walked past this a thousand times but never noticed it before!” or tell their own stories about… Continue reading September Walks

Inside, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Queen’s Chambers

One of the great things about doing The Watson Fothergill Walk is that people sometimes invite me to explore inside the buildings... I was lucky enough to be contacted by Jonathan from Woodlands, who looks after the building at Queen's Chambers, it was a rare opportunity to take a look inside some of the flats… Continue reading Inside Queen’s Chambers

Research, TC Hine

Traces of TC Hine at Nottingham Castle

During my visit to the newly reopened Nottingham Castle I spotted a few clues that point to the architect who originally transformed the ruined Ducal Palace into the first municipal art gallery outside London. But does anything remain of "The Midland Counties Art Museum at Nottingham"? Nottingham's not really a castle.. it's a Renaissance Ducal… Continue reading Traces of TC Hine at Nottingham Castle

Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Four Lions at Nottingham Castle

Three Lions may belong on a shirt... but there are four lions at Nottingham Castle that I am particularly interested in... The four stone lion sculptures found in the grounds of Nottingham Castle... Photos: Lucy Brouwer As I mention on the Watson Fothergill Walk, these four stone lion sculptures originally adorned the tower of the… Continue reading Four Lions at Nottingham Castle

Events

August Walks

Here we go with some more walk dates for August 2021! Tickets for the following dates are now on sale, all tickets are £15 each. Come and explore the architecture of Victorian Nottingham with tour guide Lucy Brouwer. Watson Fothergill Walk, 1 August 2021, 10 am, £15 The Carrington Crawl, 15 August 2021, 1 pm,… Continue reading August Walks

Events, Thomas Chambers Hine, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

New dates! June & July 2021

Tickets have just been released for a raft of new dates in June and July! Tickets for the following walks are now on sale: The Carrington Crawl, 26 June 2021, 1 pm - 2 returns now available! (with added access to Clawson Lodge thanks to The Ukrainian Cultural Centre). A look at the domestic architecture… Continue reading New dates! June & July 2021

Nottingham Architects, Research

Nottingham Architects: Albert Nelson Bromley

Here's another instalment in my occasional series looking at architects who were active in Nottingham at around the same time as Watson Fothergill. Albert Nelson Bromley (1850-1934) is probably best known for his long involvement with Boots The Chemist, but he was responsible for many buildings in Nottingham ranging from schools to shops, warehouses to… Continue reading Nottingham Architects: Albert Nelson Bromley