Sneinton St Alban

Official Listing Description





(North East side)

Church of St Alban

Grade II

Church and adjoining parish rooms and railings. 1886-87. By GF Bodley; this design was left incomplete. Lady Chapel 1898. Parish rooms c1900. Red brick with ashlar dressings, some painted, with slate roofs. Gothic Revival style. PLAN: nave and chancel, 7 bays, under continuous roof, aisles, lady chapel, south porch. EXTERIOR: plinth, polychrome bands, coped gables, plain parapets to aisles. Pointed arched windows with Decorated tracery. East end has a 5-light window flanked by 3-light aisle windows, all set high. West end has a similar window, 4-lights. South side has four windows, 3 lights, divided by gabled buttresses, with an off-centre gabled bell turret on the parapet. To east, a pointed arched doorway, then the lady chapel. North side has 5 similar windows and projecting west bay with pointed arched door in the base of an uncompleted tower. Over the door, a single lancet. Lady chapel, single storey, has flat-headed windows on 3 sides, with stone surrounds and mullions. South porch has polychrome gable with pointed arched doorway and shafts. Parish room, single storey, has a central gable to south, divided by buttresses and with a large Diocletian window. Wings have eaves cornices. To left, a double door with cornice on brackets. To right, a glazing bar window. Attached to the west end, wrought-iron railings and gate, enclosing the south porch. INTERIOR: has pointed arched wooden barrel vault with moulded ribs. Nave and chancel have similar arcades with moulded arches and quatrefoil piers. Chancel has 3 narrower arches to north and 2 to south, and traceried wooden screen with crest and cross. To south-east, a segment-arched recess. East end has a pointed arched recess with shafts, containing the window and canopied flanking niches. Aisles have arch braced lean-to roofs, window openings with shafts, and wooden screens to eastern chapels. North aisle has to west a doorway and a stone staircase with a blind-arcaded screen. South aisle has central stained glass window, mid C20. East chapels have stained glass windows, late C19 and early C20. South chapel has piscina and 2 doorways into lady chapel. Fittings include carved and painted octagonal font, panelled square wooden pulpit, stoup and collecting box on stems, C19. Other fittings mid and late C20. Memorials include wooden war memorial panel, c1920. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 250).

Listing NGR: SK5816339927