Basford St Leodegarius

Features and Fittings



The reredos before c.1920 The reredos in 2013 Detail Detail Detail

East wall of chancel, erected in 1901, altered in the 1920s so now the lancets can be seen in full between the reredos uprights. Painted dark oak, bearing 12 names of the tribes of Judea on the four uprights; on the lower part, from left to right: ‘I am Alpha and Omega the Beginning and the End the First and the Last.’ Restored after the 1974 fire by Mr & Mrs H. Bates.

Choir stalls

North choir stalls

Dark brown painted oak, two rows either side stepped, installed in 1901.

Processional Cross

Small metal plaque in chancel:

This processional cross was given in memory of John Lowndes, Priest
Vicar of this Parish 1933-1963. The cross, light oak, is 7ft. 6ins.



Stone, octagonal at the top, 3' 9" high, Gothic carved oak cover 3' high added in 1902.

It is an ‘early 19th century copy of a plain 14th century one, and was removed from beneath the tower in 1964.’ (Train, 1976).

Now stands in the baptistery, west end of north aisle.


Angel Cross with
leaves and

Stone, 6' 3" high, lined with wood, in front of north end of chancel screen. Mid-Victorian? On front at top, carved angel with wings and crown, below that a cross and leaves and grapes.

Chancel Screen

Dark oak and gilt with some fretwork at the top, erected in 1901. Rood above. Between chancel and nave.


Nave lined with dark oak panelling up to 7', in 1901.