St Matthew


The window arrangement appears to have been:

West end

A tall triple light window set within an arched stone frame

A round light set high in the gable

South and north aisles

Four single lancet windows in moulded stone frames

South and north transepts

Three tall lancet windows the centre one being taller, but slightly narrower, than the other two. Although close together they were separate.

Round light in the apex


Four pairs short lancet lights on each side, set over the centre of the arches

East end

A triple window as in the west wall

Bell tower

A single lancet over the north door probably lighting the first floor of the tower. At the second floor level, the original lithograph shows a small lozenge shaped stone frame housing what could have contained a stained glass rose pattern leaded light or a clock. The tower also had a pair of slat filled window frames on each face on the top level which housed the bell.


Glass panel
St Michael
cutting dating
from 1937

There are only two images of the glass which filled the windows, plus some details of several memorial window dedications. Much of the stained glass was removed before the demolition and is said to have been later remodelled to fit St Matthew’s Bestwood. Only one piece remains there, this is now displayed in the nave set in a glass fronted case illuminated with back lighting. It depicts St Michael slaying a dragon, it has been extensively restored and is attributed to CE Kempe.

The second image is part of a somewhat grey photocopy of a newspaper cutting reporting the dedication of a pair of memorial lights fitted into the north transept in March 1937. They were produced by the Nottingham manufacturer Pope and Parr. They were mainly plain lozenge glass with a saint depicted in the centre third.

The inscriptions read:

In memory of Tom Lambert second son of John Lambert

(of this parish) and Mazillin his wife

Born 28th. May 1854 died 16th. May 1936

In memory of Maria only daughter of George Bell

and wife of Tom Lambert

and of her grandson Thomas Staple Irwin Lambert

Born 1st. July 1913 died 5th March 1914.

The centre light in the north transept was an older window with full stained glass though the subject is not very clear.

South aisle memorial window

Richard and L---- Fitzwilliam

O all ye angels of the Lord

Praise the Lord

Praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

The above information comes from a faculty but few other details are listed.

Other information

Other stained glass windows existed but the actual locations and depictions or dedications are not known:

A new window in Memory of Mr Robert Dickenson

A stained glass window by AJ Dix of London 1891

Memorial window erected by Mr T Bayley of Lenton in memory of his mother Mrs Batley of Lenton Abbey December 1893

A window depicting St Matthew, (south transept?)