World Architecture Day

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Home of pioneering architects, cutting edge design and impressive historic houses, Nottinghamshire’s rich architectural heritage is built in to the intricate walls and unique streets of the city and county. This World Architecture Day, we’re sharing some of Nottinghamshire’s most interesting buildings in pictures.


The former offices of hugely influential Gothic revival architect Watson Fothergill are found in the heart of the city.

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The Nottingham Contemporary was designed by the world renowned Caruso St John architects.

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Kelham Hall  is considered a masterpiece of high Victorian Gothic architecture and was designed George Gilbert Scott, whose distinctive style can also be seen in the St Pancras Railway Station building.

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With its unique twin-pepper pot towers, Southwell Minster is considered one of the UK’s the best examples of Romanesque design.

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The visitor centre at Creswell Crags was awarded a RIBA Award in 2011.

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The striking East Workshops on the Welbeck Estate were built in 2000 by leading British architect John Outram and are home to a community of studio artists.

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The Malt Cross pub is a Grade II listed building is hidden in Nottingham city centre and was originally a Victorian Music Hall.

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One of the four fabulous estates making up the Dukeries in North Nottinghamshire, Thoresby Hall is a grade I listed, 19th century country house now open to the public as a hotel and spa.

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The Adams & Page Building dates back to 1855 and sits proudly as the largest building in the Lace Market district of Nottingham City Centre. Once a textile warehouse, you can now dine within the atmospheric interior.

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The New Art Exchange sits between two Victorian redbrick buildings. It’s striking design has won multiple awards, including national RIBA recognition.

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One of the best ways to appreciate Nottingham’s architecture is from above and the rooftop bar at Rocket at Saltwater in the Cornerhouse has a spectacular view of the city skyline. Make sure you look up next time you visit!

Discover more of Nottinghamshire’s design landmarks on our Pinterest board.

Posted on 03 October 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

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