© Ian Shapeero
CASTLE GATE CONGREGATIONAL CENTRE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 4 CASTLE GATE (north side)
NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
08 July 2000
02 December 1985
Date of last amendment:
30 November 1995
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SK5739NW CASTLE GATE
646-1/20/94 (North side)
Castle Gate Congregational Centre
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Congregational Centre, formerly
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
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: