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IoE Number: 456511
Location: CHURCH OF ST STEPHEN, DALE STREET (south side)
Photographer: Dr Eric Ritchie
Date Photographed: 27 April 2005
Date listed: 12 July 1972
Date of last amendment: 12 July 1972
Grade II

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NOTTINGHAMSK53NEDALE STREET, Sneinton646-1/7/167(South side)

NOTTINGHAM SK53NE DALE STREET, Sneinton 646-1/7/167 (South side) 12/07/72 Church of St Stephen GV II Parish church. Tower and part of south transept 1837-39 by Rickman & Hussey. Remainder 1909-12, by CG Hare of Bodley & Hare. Coursed square stone with ashlar dressings and concrete tile roofs. Gothic Revival style. PLAN: cruciform plan with chancel and vestry, nave, aisles, transepts and crossing tower. EXTERIOR: plinth, buttresses, plain parapets, coped gables. Pointed arched windows, mostly 2 lights, with simple tracery. Chancel, 3 bays, has blank east end with central buttress. Vestry, to south, has a flat-headed window, 3 lights, and east door. Similar north vestry has 2 smaller windows. Nave, 4 bays, has 3 pairs of slit lights to the clerestory. West end has a large 4-light window. North aisle has 4 windows, and door in east bay. South aisle has 3 windows. The windows have linked hood moulds. Both aisles have at the west end a pointed arched double door with hood mould and a 2-light mullioned window above. Transepts have 2 windows in the gable, flanking a buttress. To south-west, a single bay projection with one window. Square tower, 2 stages, has shallow clasping buttresses. Lower stage has a roundel each side, with clock faces to north and west. Bell stage has pointed arched double openings flanked by narrower blanks. INTERIOR: chancel ashlar, remainder rendered. Chancel has low-pitched panelled ceiling with bosses. Door on north side. Crossing has single bay vault with moulded ribs. Pointed arched openings, with traceried wooden screen and organ case to south. Nave has arcades, 4 bays, with moulded piers and arches without capitals. Wooden barrel vault with moulded ribs. Plain west window. Aisles have exposed ashlar and above, concrete transverse arches. Pointed arched and doors at west ends. North aisle has two stained glass windows, late C19. South aisle has stained glass window, 1917. North transept (St George's Chapel) has cross beam ceiling and panelling, 1931. South transept has a rendered vault, and stained glass window, 1938. To east, a double archway to the Lady Chapel, with chamfered pier. Lady Chapel has cross beam ceiling, panelled wainscotting, and stained glass windows late C19 and 1944. Fittings mainly by CG Hare include elaborate wooden reredos in German C15 style, panelled reredos with niche and figure in north chapel, 3-tower organ case, and octagonal font with spire cover. Return stalls, late C15, with misericords, removed from St Mary's church, Nottingham, 1848. Brass eagle lectern, 1883. Memorials include triptych war memorial by Hare, 1927. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 250; Sneinton Parish Church History: Truman N: Gloucester: 1946-).

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