Nottingham City Hospital Chapel

Official Listing Description




(North East side)

Hospital Church of St Luke
at City Hospital

Grade II

Chapel, now store. 1902, altered 1975. Red brick with Bulwell stone plinth and slate and plain tile roofs. Tower and main gables have irregular patches of Bulwell stone texturing. PLAN: chancel with porch and organ chamber, transepts, porches, nave with aisles, west porch, south-west tower. Cruciform plan. EXTERIOR: plinth, buttresses, gables. Windows have stone surrounds and mullions. East end, flanked by tiled buttresses, has a round-arched window, 7-lights, with reticulated tracery. On each side, a flat-headed mullioned window, 3-lights. In the return angles, to south a flat roofed porch and to north, a lean-to organ chamber. Transepts have gable windows similar to the east end, and single light segment-headed windows to east. In the return angles to west, a flat roofed porch with double doors and side window. Nave, 5 bays, has tiled buttresses. On each side 5 flat-headed mullioned windows, 3-lights. Above, an ashlar box dormer with lead roof and 4 mullioned windows, 3-lights. West end has a semicircular window, 9-lights, with reticulated tracery. Full width west porch has flat lead roof. In the centre, rounded steps to a pair of doorways. To right, a vestibule with a single window. To left, a larger vestibule with 2 windows divided by a tiled buttress, and a 2-light window to north. Round tower, 2 stages, has crenellated parapet and set back copper-clad needle spire and finial. Bell stage has mullioned louvred bell openings all round. INTERIOR: brick, largely original, with plasterboard and stud partition dividing nave west of crossing. Nave and chancel have round-arched boarded roofs with king posts and arch braces to cross beams. Chancel has moulded round-headed brick arch, and similar arch on north side with panelled screen. Segment-arched recess on south side. Organ chamber has a segment-arched window to east. Transepts have round arches and principal rafter roofs with ceilings. North transept has a door into the organ chamber. Nave has round-arched arcades on square piers with glazed brick plinths. At the west end, 2 segment-arched recesses flanked by round-arched doorways. Aisles have segment-arched doorways to east and round-arched doors to west. Lean-to roofs. Fittings include original Baroque style painted wooden pulpit and steps, baluster stemmed lectern, altar rail with turned balusters, and 2 panelled benches. (Bagthorpe to the City: Story of a Nottingham Hospital: Dr J Macfie: Nottingham: 1984-: 30).