Sherwood St Martin

Official Listing Description




(South West side)

Church of St Martin (Sherwood)

Grade II

Parish church. Dated 1937. By Heazell & Sons of Nottingham. Buff brick, with brick and reconstituted stone dressings and Roman tile roofs. Byzantine style. PLAN: nave and chancel under continuous roof, apse, vestry, north chapel, aisles, organ chamber, narthex. EXTERIOR: triglyph frieze, coped east gable, side wall stack. Narthex, chapel and aisles have tile coping to flat roofs. Mainly round-arched windows and openings with rebated surrounds. Chancel has 3 windows on each side. Apse, half-domed, has a window to north and south. Nave has 3 clerestory windows on each side. West end has dentillated eaves and a round window with mullions forming a Maltese cross. Vestry, to south-east, single storey, has flat roof and coped parapet. To south, round-arched door flanked by triple windows with flat heads and brick mullions. To east, 3 windows, one round-headed. North east chapel has 2 east windows and 3 to north. Hipped organ chamber and porch, to north, has a double door with fanlight. North aisle has 2 pairs of windows. South aisle has 2 paired windows, with a single window to east and at east end. Narthex, single storey, has 3 round-arched glazed openings to west, and double doorways with fanlights to north and south. INTERIOR rendered, with rendered barrel vault and exposed brick arches, pilasters and piers. Plain round arch to apse, and round-arched piscina. Chancel has a 3-bay arcade on each side, with square piers, and doorways at the east ends. To west a marble screen wall incorporating pulpit and reading desk. To north-west, an arched recess containing organ console and pipes. Nave arcades, 3 bays, have a narrower west bay, and square piers with ashlar capitals. Chapel has king post roof on corbels, and patterned stained glass east windows. Aisles have cross arches and round-arched doorways to east. South aisle has doors into vestry. Narthex has 3 round-arched openings into the church, with imposts and glazed doors. Fittings include original panelled stalls and desks. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 263).