For this church:
Sneinton St Matthias
Official Listing Description
The following are listed:
Parish church. 1867-68. By TC Hine of Nottingham. Chancel rebuilt c1950 following war damage. Rockfaced Bulwell stone with blue lias limestone bands, ashlar dressings and concrete tile roofs. Gothic Revival style. Plinth. PLAN: nave with clerestory and western bellcote, apsidal chancel, vestry and organ chamber, vestigial aisles and transepts, south porch. EXTERIOR: apse has conical slate roof and 2 lancets. Nave has unusual continuous clerestory with cast-iron traceried windows. West end has appointed arched recess with 2 shouldered doors, and above, a triple lancet. Above again, a round window with plate tracery and a gabled bellcote with 3 openings. Transepts have coped gables and double lancets, with a round window above. Vestry, to south-east, has a window on each side. South porch has coped gable and chamfered pointed arched doorway. 2 round windows on each side. INTERIOR: painted brick, has pointed chancel arch and side arches with round columns and foliage capitals. Oval light above. Vaulted apse with stained glass windows, 1913 and 1918. Nave has an unusual truss roof with laminated wood arch braceson turned wooden arcade posts. Turned wooden struts and matchboard ceilings. Transepts have 3 stained glass windows, late C19 and early C20. Fittings include original octagonal font, square wooden pulpit on ashlar base, and benches. Laminated wood was sometimes used for curved roof members in large C19 buildings, eg King’s Cross Station (Lewis Cubitt, 1851) and Lincoln Corn Exchange (Bellamy & Hardy, 1870), and the Old Malt Cross Music Hall St James’s Street, Nottingham (qv) (Edwin Hill 1877). (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 250; Curl JS: Victorian Architecture: London: 1990-: 210).
Churchyard railing and gateway. Rockfaced Bulwell stone and wrought-iron. Ashlar dressings. 1867-68. By TC Hine of Nottingham. Pair of square gate piers with plinths and pyramidal caps, flanked by a stepped low wall with chamfered coping, carrying a spiked railing. Approx 40m long. Pair of matching gates. Included for group value.