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


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, 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


Nottingham Architects: Abraham Harrison Goodall

My friends at the arts organisation Primary are currently crowdfunding to improve their building, which was formerly a school, at the corner of Ilkeston Road and Seely Road, Nottingham. You can help them to improve accessibility and make their studios, galleries and community venues even better for everyone and at the same time you get… Continue reading Nottingham Architects: Abraham Harrison Goodall