View of the church from the west


St Michael and All Angels

Nottingham Archdeaconry

Nottingham South Deanery


The old parish church for Bramcote was a small chapel on the corner of Town Street and Moss Drive.

By 1859 the population was outgrowing the old chapel and a decision was taken to build a new church on Church Street.

It was designed by the London architect John Johnson and consecrated on 12 December 1861.

Following the consecration of St Michael’s most of the old church was demolished although the tower was retained.

The new church was built in the Decorated style, with chancel, nave and south aisle which includes a porch. The spire, 130 feet high, rises from the belfry tower without an intervening parapet (i.e. a broach spire). It must have been quite plain in 1861 although two memorial tablets and the font were brought from the old church. The three bells were also transferred. Later other memorial stones were moved from the old church.

The church has been extended twice. Vestries were added to the west end in 1952. A parish centre was added in 1992, and in 2012 the church was reordered. It now has a light, usable interior.

Particular thanks to Prof John Beckett and Tony Brown for research on this entry
and to Geoff Buxton and Dr Chris Brooke for the photographs.