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©  Ian Shapeero

IoE Number: 457095
Location: CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY ELEOUSA, DERBY ROAD (north side)
  NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Photographer: Ian Shapeero
Date Photographed: 27 January 2001
Date listed: 30 November 1995
Date of last amendment: 30 November 1995
Grade II

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NOTTINGHAMSK5640SWDERBY ROAD646-1/12/188(North side)

NOTTINGHAM SK5640SW DERBY ROAD 646-1/12/188 (North side) Church of The Virgin Mary Eleousa GV II Congregational church, now Greek Orthodox church. c1880. Red brick, with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Perpendicular Revival style. Nave with clerestory and aisles. The west end, forming the main front, has the major architectural features. EXTERIOR: the west gable is coped and has blind tracery framing a single lancet. Projecting porch with a pair of doors in a pointed arched recess with shafts, under a traceried gable. Above, two 2-light traceried windows in pointed arched openings with shafts. To left, a panelled square turret with gable. To right, a taller square turret with traceried panelled bell stage, cross gable and finial. Returns, single bay, have 2-light clerestory windows. Nave, 4 bays, has shallow buttresses. Shouldered coped east gable with a round window. Clerestory has unusual pointed arched windows, 4 lights, with traceried linked heads. South side has in the west bay a gabled stair turret. On its west side, a doorway with shaped head, and above it, a cross mullioned panel with traceried head and a 3-light window. North aisle, 4 bays, has 2-light windows with trefoil heads. West end has a traceried single lancet. INTERIOR mainly in original form, with decorations and furnishings appropriate to Greek Orthodox worship. These include extensive wall paintings. Main space has a boarded segmental roof with unusual round-arched wooden trusses. Aisles have plain lean-to roofs. East end has a chamfered pointed arch with brick extrados, and above it a traceried panel framing a traceried round window. The arch is filled with a painted panel and screened by a panelled iconostasis. Arcades, 5 bays, have similar arches with octagonal columns and wall shafts. Clerestory has brick segmental arches. At the west end, a raked wooden gallery and 2 patterned stained glass windows. Under the gallery, a central projection with a 3-light traceried window, and on each side, plain doors. Entrance lobby has half-glazed doors with shaped heads. Wooden dogleg stair with traceried balustrade. Fittings include original benches to main space and gallery. Other fittings late C20.

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