SK7969 : Church of St Matthew, Normanton-on-Trent

taken 5 years ago, near to Normanton on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Matthew, Normanton-on-Trent
Church of St Matthew, Normanton-on-Trent
The disused bowl font and parish chest.
Church of St Matthew, Normanton-on-Trent
The earliest part of the church is the 13th century north aisle arcade, that of the south aisle being later, from the 14th century. The remainder of the church is mainly 15th century perpendicular work, including the clerestory and the tower. Many of the other windows are insertions from the same period.

Inside, both arcades are seen to be interrupted by the insertion of the tower. The earlier north arcade has alternating round and octagonal columns, the south arcade entirely octagonal. The nave roof appears to be original from the time of the addition of the clerestory in the 15th century. In the east corner of the south aisle is the remains of the stairway onto a vanished rood loft.

Other items of interest include an old bowl font and a large timber parish chest of unspecified date On some of the arcade pillars, traces of early paint colour can be made out where whitewash has been removed. The east wall of the chancel has some delicate mosaic and ceramic work in the Arts and Crafts style.

The church was restored in 1879. It is Listed Grade II*. See LinkExternal link
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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Date Taken
Friday, 1 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church Interior 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7907 6900 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.7314N 0:49.0468W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7907 6900
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Redundant Font  Parish Chest  Grade II(star) Listed Building 

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