Nottingham St Andrew

Official Listing Description






(East side)

Church of St Andrew and boundary wall
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St Andrew)

Grade II*

Parish church and attached boundary wall. 1869-71. By William Knight. Baptistry at west end 1884, by SR Stevenson. Rockfaced stone, with limestone and blue lias dressings and slate roofs with coped gables. Gothic Revival style. PLAN: cruciform plan, with chancel, side chapels, vestry, crossing tower, transepts, nave and aisles, western baptistry, porches. EXTERIOR: plinth, sill band, buttresses, pointed arched windows with plate tracery. Chancel, 2 bays, has a 3-light east window and 2 lancets on each side. Vestry to north and chapel to south, hipped, with east doors and 3 windows. Transepts have 2 lancets and a round window above. Door to south transept. Crossing tower, square, 2 stages, has large single bell openings with shafts, and tourelles topped with arcaded turrets and spires. Squat broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Nave clerestory has four 2-light windows each side. West end has 3 lancets, and above them a wheel window and niche. Adjoining baptistry has buttress walls and traceried parapet, and 4 squat lancets. Aisles have 6 lancets and single lancets at west ends. North porch, flat roofed, with 2 windows. South porch, gabled, with double shafts and triple niche over door. INTERIOR, rendered, has moulded sill bands to clerestory. Chancel has double rebated arch on imposts, and pointed wooden barrel vault. East end has panelled wainscotting, canopied ashlar reredos with figures, and C19 stained glass window. On each side, pointed arch with screen. South side has double sedila and bishop's throne under canopies, and 2 stained glass windows. Crossing has to north an elaborate traceried wooden screen and crest, and to south, a Perpendicular style organ case. Nave has arch braced common rafter roof with collars, and 4-bay arcades with round piers and moulded arches. West end has 2 chamfered arches with a paired round central pier, 1896, with 4 stained glass windows above. Western baptistry has 4 stained glass windows to west, late C19, and single stained glass windows north and south. North aisle has east and west arches, the east one with traceried wooden screen to chapel. Reset traceried screen to west. 6 stained glass windows, late C19 and early C20. North east chapel has a pointed wooden barrel vault, wooden piscina, reredos, altar rail and screen to chancel, c1920. South aisle has similar stained glass windows to north aisle with screens and doors at each end. South-east chapel, now Sunday school, has inserted ceiling. Memorials include an elaborate alabaster war memorial tablet, c1920, with figures and niches. Fittings include octagonal panelled font with ringed shafts, semicircular traceried ashlar pulpit, traceried panelled stalls and desks. Original panelled benches. Attached boundary wall enclosing church and vicarage on east, south and west sides. Rockfaced stone with chamfered ashlar coping. Gateway to south with wrought-iron lamp bracket. Pair of gate piers on Chestnut Grove. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 237).