Old Church

Features and Fittings

Mostly moved to the new church.

'Community' 'History' 'Nature'

Through the HLF Big Lottery ‘Awards For All’ scheme, a grant was awarded in 2008, as a result of which Nottingham-based sculptor Andrew Smith was commissioned to produce three stone seats with accompanying information panels. He worked with local schoolchildren, cubs and scouts as well as community groups within Bramcote to generate ideas which he incorporated into his final designs. The HLF grant was match-funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and on 27 November, 2008, the three commissioned seats were installed. Under the guidance of Andrew and Jason Mordan, Senior Conservation officer for Nottinghamshire County Council, together with a group of Friends and two members of Barclays Bank, the challenging task of siting the seats in the appropriate positions was achieved successfully.

Each seat, sculptured from Ancaster stone and quarried in Lincolnshire, has a different theme: Community, History and Nature. In addition, an accompanying piece of original text written by Pat Ashworth, a local author, was carved into granite to form the foot base for each seat.