About This Site - Can You Help Us?

This web site has been set up as a brief introduction to Nottingham's Victorian architect, Watson Fothergill, his life and work. We plan to expand this site over the coming months to include more information about the man and his buildings, and hope to include more pictures of those buildings.

In the meantime, we would be most interested to hear from you with comments about the site. We would be delighted to hear from anyone with information about Watson Fothergill or his work.

In particular we would be very interested to hear from anyone with information about, and/or photographs of any of the lost or demolished buildings, or from anyone with details of any previously undiscovered Fothergill buildings. Are there any more out there that have been missed?

We are especially keen to learn more about his connection with a house on St. Helen’s Grove, Burton Joyce.

Did Fothergill's design Mr. Arthur Salt’s house on Station Road, Southwell?

What was Fothergill’s connection with Mr. Littleton’s house “Dunedin” or “Burnage Court” in Sydenham?

Did he design buildings in Retford or Heanor?

Can you help us in our research?

I am slso trying to find out more about Fothergill's "right-hand-man" Lawrence George Summers. Ay information would be greatly welcomed, and I would be delighted to contact any of L G Summer's descendants.

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There is an excellent booklet available on Fothergill produced by the Nottingham Civic Society. It is a great source of information on the man and his buildings. We are grateful to its author Ken Brand for some of the information used on this web-site.

The NOTTINGHAM CIVIC SOCIETY has published several booklets about the history of Nottingham including information on The Park, The Lace Market and T. C. Hine - these and the Fothergill booklet are available from the Tourist Information Centre, Smithy Row, Nottingham; the Gate House shop at Nottingham Castle; and all good book shops.

We look forard to hearing from you!
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Andrew Paris