SK5739 : St Mary's Church, Nottingham

taken 3 months ago, near to Nottingham, Great Britain

St Mary's Church, Nottingham
St Mary's Church, Nottingham
The central tower, the final phase of the medieval church, erected in the late 15th century.
St Mary's church, Nottingham

Grade I listed

The church dates from the 15th century, although it was built over an earlier 12th century church and some late 14th century fragments were incorporated.
It was completed in 1474 and is a good example of perpendicular architecture.
In 1844, the church was very nearly demolished, but there were several restorations undertaken by various architects including Sir Gilbert Scott.

The church is a cruciform plan with a crossing tower and transepts. There is a nave with north and south aisles and clerestory. There is a choir and chancel, south chapel, south porch, and to the north there is a chapter house and vestry.
The nave has six bays and many stained-glass windows. The roof has carved Angels on the corbels, and is by Scott. The tower is situated over the crossing, and has oak replacement vaulting as the original was destroyed in 1558 during a storm. There are 12 bells.
The choir has stalls and a Bishops throne by Scott from 1871. The mediaeval choir stalls were sold to Sneinton church. The screen is by Bodley and Garner.

The south Chapel was built in 1913 and some windows contain reset fragments of mediaeval stained glass.

The south porch dates from the early 15th century, but the doors of bronze are by Henry Wilson from 1905.

The organ in the south transept is by Marcussen and from 1973.

The font dates from the 15th century with a modern cover.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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SK5739, 2454 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Period (from Tags)
15th Century 
Style (from Tags)
Perpendicular 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5767 3965 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.0684N 1:8.5861W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5762 3967
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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