Nottingham All Saints

Official Listing Description

SK 54 SE





(North West side)

Church of All Saints

Grade II

Parish church. 1863-64. By Hine & Evans for William Windley. Rockfaced stone and ashlar in contrasting colours, polychrome ashlar bands and dressings. Plain tile roofs, hipped and gabled. Gothic Revival style. PLAN: apsidal chancel, chapel and vestry, transepts, nave with clerestory and aisles, porches, baptistry, west tower with spire. EXTERIOR: plinth, coped gables with crosses. Windows have pointed arches with plate tracery and hood moulds. Chancel, single bay, has buttressed east end and renewed parapet. Five east windows, 2-lights, with blind arcades below. Single round window each side, and frieze with 4 quatrefoil windows. Priest's door in angle to south. North chapel has a 3-light east window. Vestry, to south, has a wheel window to east, with a small 2-light window below it. 3-light window to south. North and south transepts each have a wheel window in a pointed arch surround, and a buttress stack to south-east. Clerestory has on each side 4 traceried window heads, and a smaller window head to east. Aisles, 4 bays, have three 3-light windows and porch to west. Traceried window head in west end. Gabled porches have moulded doorways with cast-iron lamp brackets above them, and 2 round windows to east. Baptistry, north of the tower, gabled with a 3-light window. West tower, 3 stages, has buttresses and on the south west corner, a round stair turret with spire. To west, a large 3-light window. Above, on each side, 2 small lancets. Bell stage has enriched 3-light openings. Octagonal broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. INTERIOR has mainly roll-moulded arches and main windows with shafts. Chancel has arch with marble shafts and polychrome gable, and pointed arched wagon roof. North and south sides have arched openings. East end has stained glass window, 1882, and triptych by Hammersley Ball. Piscina to south. North chapel has truss roof and stained glass east window, 1922, by Ms Howson and Ms Townsend. Nave has arcades, 5 bays, with round piers and linked hood moulds, arch braced roof with stone wall shafts on corbels. Double chamfered tower arch and stained glass west window. Aisles have arch braced roofs and single stained glass windows, that to north dated 1927. North aisle has pointed arched west doorway. Transepts have common rafter roofs and double chamfered arch to east. North arch has traceried wooden screen. South arch has war memorial, c1920, in the form of a reredos and altar. Fittings include arcaded round ashlar font with cover by Harry Gill, enriched round ashlar pulpit, cross-framed benches and traceried stalls, all original. Brass eagle lectern. Memorials include brass, 1877, to Willam Windley, the founder, and another brass to his family. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 237; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Thomas Chambers Hine ; an architect of Victorian Nottingham: Nottingham: 19).