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Church of St Matthias

A Grade II Listed Building in Nottingham, City of Nottingham

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Latitude: 52.9581 / 52°57'29"N

Longitude: -1.1297 / 1°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 458557

OS Northings: 340436

OS Grid: SK585404

Mapcode National: GBR LTM.KQ

Mapcode Global: WHDGS.MX73

Entry Name: Church of St Matthias

Listing Date: 12 July 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458580

Location: Nottingham, NG3

County: City of Nottingham

Electoral Ward/Division: St Ann's

Built-Up Area: Nottingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Sneinton St Stephen with St Matthias

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text


646-1/4/606 (East side)
12/07/72 Church of St Matthias


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 braces
on 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-:

Listing NGR: SK5855740436

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