Nottingham Buildings

The offices of Watson Fothergill

George Street, Nottingham

Watson Fothergill 1841 - 1928 was a local architect who designed some of Nottingham's best loved buildings, many of which survive to today.

Many influences were brought into his designs and he delighted in mixing them together in his own way to produce buildings that could never be said to be dull and boring.

These offices, are typical of his style and in the detail (See later pages), he pays tribute to those he admired and who influenced his work.

Watson didn't go in for bland rectangular boxes and the city skyline is much enhanced by his efforts. It is such a great shame that others such as the magnificent Black Boy Hotel, Long Row fell victim to re-developments in the 1960's

  Ray Teece 03-08-2006