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IoE Number: 454892
Photographer: Dr Eric Ritchie
Date Photographed: 09 August 2006
Date listed: 12 July 1972
Date of last amendment: 12 July 1972
Grade II

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NOTTINGHAM SK5739SW CARRINGTON STREET 646-1/23/87 (East side) 12/07/72 Midland Railway Station GV II Railway station. 1903-1904. By AE Lambert for the Midland Railway Co. Structural steelwork and cast-ironwork by Handyside & Co. and the Phoenix Foundry, both of Derby. Terracotta and red brick, with glazed and slate roofs. Baroque Revival style. PLAN: frontage forming porte-cochere, booking hall and offices, platform buildings, overbridges, Transport Police offices. Main frontage and booking hall span the tracks, and are linked to the platforms by stairs and lifts. Covered overbridges and stairs link the platforms. EXTERIOR: frontage has plinth, dentillated cornice, balustrade, rusticated columns, windows with cornices or pediments in Gibbs surrounds, pedimented doorways. carriage entrances have good Art Nouveau wrought-iron gates. Symmetrical front, single storey, 9 bays, has central domed clock tower, 2 stages, with paired Tuscan columns and pedimented windows. Round-arched doorway flanked by single windows, then elliptical arched carriage entrances with enriched pediments. Beyond, bays with 3 windows, then further carriage entrances with flat gables. End bays with a window to left and door to right. Returns have pedimented carriage entrances flanked by round arches. Right return has an attached boundary railing with square gate piers. Porte cochere has glazed iron truss roof. To right, police office, domestic style, 2 storeys, L-plan. Attached to its left return, a cabmens' shelter, wooden, with extensive glazing and lean-to tile roof. Booking hall has polychrome bands and similar Baroque detail. 3 round-arched openings flanked by doorways, then by wider arched openings. Above, 5 round windows. INTERIOR: glazed tile, has paired Doric pilasters, round-arched openings and round windows. Coffered ceiling with central glazed barrel vault. Diocletian end windows. At the rear, a covered footway spanning the tracks, with a staircase and lift tower at each end. Platforms 1-5 have mainly single storey buildings with Baroque detailing and round-arched openings with fanlights. 2 storey block, 10 bays, on platform 2/3. Continuous canopies with renewed sheet steel roofs and wooden valances, carried on riveted lattice girders and cantilever brackets. Riveted steel stanchions with cast-iron bases. Footbridge spanning platforms and tracks, with glazed cross-braced structure and roof. Platform buildings retain most of their original detail. INTERIOR: buffet on platform 4/5 has original terracotta ornament, painted over, including pilasters, chimneypiece and coved ceiling. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 247).

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