Nottingham Architecture – Part Four

Another post about Nottingham architecture. The first building is The Boat Inn.

It’s been operating as a pub since at least 1832 though was rebuilt in the early 1920s. I didn’t step inside but the frontage was very striking with its boat detail.

The impressive building below is the Castle Gate Congregational Centre. It stands on the site of the first Nonconformist Chapel built in Nottingham which opened in 1689. The present building however dates from 1863.

In 1972 the church merged with St Andrews United Reformed Church to become St Andrew’s with Castle Gate United Reformed Church, which you can see below.

As of writing Castle Gate Congregational Centre is leased out to El Shaddai International Christian Church.

This building is Stanford House, a Georgian townhouse built in 1775 for a wealthy silk merchant. I’m informed that the unusual decoration above the door is the skull of an ox.

The design of the back of the house also caught my eye though these days I imagine the view from the windows is pretty disappointing.

The White Hart pub has a particularly interesting history. It started out as a coffeehouse in the 17th century until becoming the White Hart Inn in 1804. It also became a local court and prison known as Peverel Prison; it mostly dealt with minor crimes and the prisoners on occasion were supposed to help out the landlord and serve food! The court ceased in around 1849 and continued as the pub you see today.

You can find more photos of Nottingham here.

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