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Nottingham Station - sculpture above Morrisons Local

Arriving at Nottingham Station. We would get a taxi to our hotel. Didn't know at the time we first got here that we could get a tram all the way to our hotel!



The Station building is Grade II* listed.


Midland Railway Station, Nottingham






12-JUL-72 (East side)





Railway station. 1904. By AE Lambert and Charles Trubshaw for the Midland Railway Company. Constructed of a mixture of red brick, terracotta and faience (glazed terracotta) with slate and glazed pitch roofs over the main buildings. Neo-Baroque 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.


INTERIOR: the booking hall has glazed tiles, 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. The interior of the buffet on platform 4/5 has original terracotta

ornament, painted over, including pilasters, chimneypiece and

coved ceiling.



HISTORY: The third Midland Station to have been built in Nottingham. Built in response to the challenge made by the Great Central Railway and the facilities provided by its grand Victoria Statiion which opened in 1861 (now demolished). Having cost approximately £1M, the station was opended in to the public on 17 January 1904, although final completion not reached until later in that year.



sculpture above Morrisons Local

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Taken on November 22, 2014