Fothergill's Offices - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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N 52° 57.270 W 001° 08.719
30U E 624593 N 5868819
Quick Description: Four terra-cotta panels showing the building of classical, medieval and Elizabethan buildings on the facade of Watson Fothergill's offices, Nottingham.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/19/2017 2:15:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMW7C4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
Four terra-cotta panels showing the building of classical, medieval and Elizabethan buildings. In the default image, labourers or quarrymen are at work on a gothic cathedral whose towers appear in the background on the extreme left.

The second gallery image depicts Elizabethan architects and craftsmen - possibly Robert Smythson at work on nearby Wollaton Hall, which the building on the right of the panel resembles.

The fifth Gallety image, that of a redder clay than the other three, depicts classical architects at work on a Parthenon-like temple.

"Architect's office, now solicitor's office. 1895. By Watson Fothergill for himself. Converted late C20. Elaborate polychrome work, red brick with ashlar and blue brick dressings and plain tile roof with tile crest. Stylised brick gable and side wall stacks. Gothic Revival style. Blue brick plinth and first floor band. 2 storeys plus attics; 5 window range. Windows are mainly wooden framed cross casements and plain sashes with leaded glazing. Asymmetrical front has to left a board door in a shouldered opening with shafts. To right, 2 segmental arches with a grey granite column, containing a late C20 panelled door and window. Beyond, a basket arched passage entrance. To left, a 2-light window with plate tracery. Above, to left, a machicolated turret with 3 trefoil-headed windows under gables. Octagonal spire roof and 2 steep pitched hipped lucarnes, with crests and finial. To right, 4 trefoil-headed windows with clustered shafts. Between the left pair, the figure of a medieval architect, and between the others, busts of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and Street. The names of Scott, Burges and Shaw are inscribed. Under the windows, 4 reliefs showing building construction. Above again, in the centre, a cross casement. To right, a timber-framed gable on brackets, with brick nogging and arched bargeboard, framing 2 cross casements. This building exemplifies Fothergill's eclectic style and its figures and inscriptions pay tribute to his architectural mentors. Ground floor refitted late C20. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 233; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Watson Fothergill, Architect: Nottingham: 1987-: 19). "

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Artist: Watson Fothergill

Address:
Watson Fothergill's offices 15-17 George Street Nottingham Nottinghamshire England


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