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Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

10 April 2022 Watson Fothergill Walk & Afternoon Tea

Watson Fothergill Walk, the Nottingham walking tour looking at the buildings of architect Watson Fothergill is back!  Explore the architecture of Nottingham's most flamboyant Victorian architect on an entertaining and informative walk with tour guide Lucy Brouwer.  Tickets here: Debbie Bryan Shop The first public walk of the year will be a collaboration with Debbie Bryan's Lace Market… Continue reading 10 April 2022 Watson Fothergill Walk & Afternoon Tea

Influences, Nottingham Architects, Research, TC Hine

NC Club: a mystery in the details

Prompted by a question about this building on the Nottingham Hidden History Facebook page... This building on the corner of Bridlesmith Gate and Victoria Street was a bit of a mystery... Photo: Lucy Brouwer Ever since I noticed the details in the frieze above the first floor on this building I'd been wondering what the… Continue reading NC Club: a mystery in the details

Nottingham Architects, Research

Nottingham Architects: Gilbert Smith Doughty

Here's another architect who was active around the same time as Watson Fothergill in Nottingham. Gilbert Smith Doughty (1861-1909) came to my attention when I noticed that Fothergill was not the only architect to have his name carved on his buildings. Opposite Fothergill's Nottingham and Notts Bank on Thurland Street you will find The Thurland… Continue reading Nottingham Architects: Gilbert Smith Doughty

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