Nottingham Guildhall


Nottingham Guildhall

Nottingham Guildhall is a former Magistrates' Court in Nottingham, England.

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History

Nottingham Guildhall was built in 1887 to 1888 to replace the previous guildhall 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. Garbutts of Liverpool were chosen as contractors much to the annoyance of local building companies.[1].

The initial estimate for the building was £128,416 (£9,586,537 as of 2011),[2] 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.

The building was erected for a cost of £65,000 (£5,368,956 as of 2011),[2] [3]

In 1996, all magistrates were moved to the new Nottingham Magistrates' Court building[4].

Since 1996, the Guildhall has been occupied by Nottingham City Council.

Caves

The 2 level cave system is reached by an open well stair. The brick lined passages and cells were extensively modified during World War II for use as emergency headquarters and air raid shelters.

See also

References

  1. ^ Victorian Nottingham. A Story in Pictures. Richard Iliffe and WIlfred Baguley. Volume 19.
  2. ^ a b UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Lawrence H. Officer (2010) "What Were the UK Earnings and Prices Then?" MeasuringWorth.
  3. ^ Strangers Guide to Nottingham. 1892.
  4. ^ The Architects' journal, Volume 218, 2003


Coordinates: 52°57′23″N 1°09′02″W / 52.95639°N 1.15056°W / 52.95639; -1.15056


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