Continuing my regular Nottingham architecture series I’ll start off with Sneinton Parish Church which caught my eye the last time I visited Green’s Windmill.
I couldn’t actually enter into the grounds as the gate was padlocked, so these photos were taken from the pavement. It’s a Grade I listed building, perhaps most notable because D. H. Lawrence’s parents married there in 1875. The current building is from 1837 and is one of the earliest Gothic Revival buildings in Nottinghamshire. When St Matthias Church featured in this post closed the parish at St Stephen’s became St Stephen’s with St Matthias. I did notice that it had what looked like a very nice meadow in the grounds, but this was also inaccessible when I visited.
This striking building, which has always caught my eye, is a Grade II listed building from 1856. It used to be the Albion Congregational Church but by 1986 the congregation had moved to Bakersfield. Now it provides safe accommodation for homeless people that are particularly vulnerable.
And finally this decrepit looking building in the Lace Market is actually the oldest residential building in Nottingham. Originally built as a family home in 1689 it later became a lace warehouse, though as the lace industry in Nottingham fell into decline, so did the house. There was evidence when I took this photograph that some sort of repairs were going on, and I’ve seen work being done on it since, but how it will be restored remains to be seen.