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IoE Number: 454899
Photographer: Ian Shapeero
Date Photographed: 08 July 2000
Date listed: 02 December 1985
Date of last amendment: 30 November 1995
Grade II

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NOTTINGHAM SK5739NW CASTLE GATE 646-1/20/94 (North side) 02/12/85 No.4 Castle Gate Congregational Centre and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: CASTLE GATE No.4 Congregational Centre, formerly chapel) GV II Congregational chapel, now Congregational centre, and attached railings. Dated 1863. By RC Sutton of Nottingham, for the Trustees of the Congregational Church. Converted and altered 1983. Red brick, with blue and yellow brick and ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped slate roofs. Lombardic-Venetian Revival style. EXTERIOR: plinth, lintel and impost bands, bracketed eaves cornice, pierced balustrade with corner pedestals. 2 storeys; 3 x 5 bays. Projecting centre under a pedimented gable with bracketed cornices and arched corbel table, flanked by pilaster buttresses. Triple arched entrance with larger central arch flanked by pilasters and containing double doorways divided by a granite shaft. Glazed tympanum with radial lights and keystone. On each side, a window. Above, a traceried window, 2-lights, with keystone, flanked by smaller windows. Dated panel in pediment. Side wings have a 2-light window on each floor, segment-arched below and round-arched above, with keystones. Upper windows have tracery. Returns to wings have moulded round-arched doorways with keystones, inset lintels and flanking shafts. Above, a traceried 2-light window. Nave has on each side five 2-light windows, segment-arched below and round-arched above, with keystones. Upper windows have tracery. Left return has a central link to the adjoining building. INTERIOR has central entrance lobby with wings on either side, housing stairs to gallery. Beyond the lobby, nave with side aisles containing galleries linked by a semicircular return end above the entrance lobby. Floor inserted in the nave at gallery level, with offices below and auditorium above, which retains the galleries as seating. Upper arcade with double cast-iron columns and foliage capitals. Ribbed barrel vault with granite wall shafts on corbels, and plaster ceiling with decorative ventilators. Organ loft has a large arched opening and side arches, carried on cast-iron columns with foliage caps. Outside, a cast-iron railing across the front, with brick plinth and chamfered coping. Central square brick gate piers with pyramidal ashlar caps and the bases of cast-iron lamps. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 225).

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