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SeanM

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Nottingham Guildhall

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In case you thought I was not doing stuff this year lol we managed to sneak over here one eve a few weeks back.
My non forum mate has done this several times going back well over 6yr when the alarms certainly were working. No such dramas on our visit though the place is full of working motion sensors but no-one came.
It really is a stunning building that I was pleased to tick off.


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Nottingham Guildhall was built in 1887 to 1888 to replace the previous Nottingham Guild Hall on Weekday Cross. Following a competition with Alfred Waterhouse as the judge, the French Renaissance Revival design by the architects Thomas Verity and George Henry Hunt was chosen. Gabbutts of Liverpool were chosen as contractors much to the annoyance of local building companies.

The initial estimate for the building was £128,416 (equivalent to £13,223,116 in 2020), and immediately the council asked Verity and Hunt to simplify the design. The building as erected contained the Police (magistrates') Court. the Central Police Station and the new Fire Station.

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The building was erected in Darley Dale ashlar and brick, with Westmorland slate roofs for a cost of £65,000 (equivalent to £7,402,546 in 2020).
In 1996, all magistrates were moved to the new Nottingham Magistrates' Court building.
Between 1996 and 2010 the Guildhall was occupied by Nottingham City Council. In 2010 the Council left for new, modern offices at Loxley House, close to Nottingham rail station. Since this date the building has remained Council owned but is relatively unused. The Council aims to sell-off the building, ideally to be converted into a luxury hotel.
It is evident that some clearing work was going on in here.

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The court rooms themselves are not the most ornate Iv seen & a bit stripped but were nice nonetheless.

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Heading down from the dock we get to the cells (of course), these were larger than expected & were rather nice.

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Back up we go to arguably the nicest feature the main foyer & the top level with an unnecessarily ornate doorway that just seemed to go to the 2 small court balconies.
Shame some cretin has been there with the spray.

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Hope you enjoyed this I certainly did. Thanks For Looking
 

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Yet another elegant building still in good condition, and fully deserving of re-use. I wonder how many of today's taxpayer-funded projects are completed for half the original estimate! HS2 anyone?
 

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Nottingham Guildhall

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In case you thought I was not doing stuff this year lol we managed to sneak over here one eve a few weeks back.
My non forum mate has done this several times going back well over 6yr when the alarms certainly were working. No such dramas on our visit though the place is full of working motion sensors but no-one came.
It really is a stunning building that I was pleased to tick off.


51955953352_af0710f854_c.jpg


Nottingham Guildhall was built in 1887 to 1888 to replace the previous Nottingham Guild Hall on Weekday Cross. Following a competition with Alfred Waterhouse as the judge, the French Renaissance Revival design by the architects Thomas Verity and George Henry Hunt was chosen. Gabbutts of Liverpool were chosen as contractors much to the annoyance of local building companies.

The initial estimate for the building was £128,416 (equivalent to £13,223,116 in 2020), and immediately the council asked Verity and Hunt to simplify the design. The building as erected contained the Police (magistrates') Court. the Central Police Station and the new Fire Station.

51956939881_ee321ca35a_c.jpg


The building was erected in Darley Dale ashlar and brick, with Westmorland slate roofs for a cost of £65,000 (equivalent to £7,402,546 in 2020).
In 1996, all magistrates were moved to the new Nottingham Magistrates' Court building.
Between 1996 and 2010 the Guildhall was occupied by Nottingham City Council. In 2010 the Council left for new, modern offices at Loxley House, close to Nottingham rail station. Since this date the building has remained Council owned but is relatively unused. The Council aims to sell-off the building, ideally to be converted into a luxury hotel.
It is evident that some clearing work was going on in here.

51956941001_fee09655cc_c.jpg


The court rooms themselves are not the most ornate Iv seen & a bit stripped but were nice nonetheless.

51956941756_e749dbe345_c.jpg


51955952532_aac5ae4660_c.jpg


51957003318_fe4434c403_c.jpg


51957003008_a5d3589433_c.jpg


51957239794_86b2598266_c.jpg


Heading down from the dock we get to the cells (of course), these were larger than expected & were rather nice.

51957002743_e53b9fbabb_c.jpg


51957002628_2f8caefbef_c.jpg


51956940301_dbdf2745ea_c.jpg


51957002483_cb71663427_c.jpg


51956940111_e6da52b5ae_c.jpg


51957527940_ef48ea07a4_c.jpg


Back up we go to arguably the nicest feature the main foyer & the top level with an unnecessarily ornate doorway that just seemed to go to the 2 small court balconies.
Shame some cretin has been there with the spray.

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51955952902_df53fa0e4e_c.jpg


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Hope you enjoyed this I certainly did. Thanks For Looking
That were brilliant. Thanks. As an old man now, what's the chance of me getting in? Are you going back at anytime?
 

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