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Gedling (District Authority)
Bestwood St. Albans
National Grid Reference:
SK 56630 46423


BESTWOOD ST. ALBANS WOODCHURCH ROAD SK 54 NE (west side) 4/16 Emmanuel Church G.V. II* Parish church. 1868. Designed by S. S. Teulon and paid for by the 10th Duke of St. Albans. Rockfaced and plain ashlar with gabled, hipped and conical slate roofs. C13 French Gothic style. Ashlar dressings. Chamfered plinth and moulded sill band. Windows are chamfered lancets with polychrome heads. West porch, nave and apsidal chancel under continuous roof, pulpit turret, south porch. West end has central porch with coped gable with cross and slab roof. Moulded pointed opening with round shafts. Interior has stone seat and 3 bay arcade with central memorial panel to Sybil,Duchess of St. Albans, c.1873. Flanked by single lancets. Vaulted roof. Beyond, single lancets. Above, central round window, and above it, a trefoil. Above again, west gable has shouldered gabled bell turret with cross. Nave, 4 bays, has on each side 2 paired lancets flanked by single lancets. South side has, to east, 2 buttresses. Chancel apse has 5 lancets and finial cross. Vestry west gable has pointed door. To east, double shouldered lancet. To west, pulpit turret with 3 lancets and conical roof. South porch has 2 flanking buttresses and chamfered doorway. Coped gable with dove in roundel. On each side, 2 lancets. Interior has common rafter roof and chamfered doorway. Aisleless nave has painted dado and window heads. Scissor braced matchboarded roof. West end has central recess -with 2 memorial windows. Above, marble portrait plaque and memorial window, all to Sybil, Duchess of St. Albans, 1873. The plaque is by H.R.H. Princess Louise. Chancel has arch on foliate corbels. Arched organ opening to left. Blind arcaded dado, 1898, and moulded sill band. Ribbed domed apse. Stencilled decoration throughout. 5 stained glass memorial windows to designs by Sybil, Duchess of St. Albans, 1870, executed by Morris & Co., 1911. Fittings include octaqonal ashlar font, pierced matching pulpit and cross frame benches. Pierced stalls and desks. Memorial lectern, 1885. Memorials include brass and tile, Cl9. Bordered bronze War Memorial plaque, 1918. C20 brass and wooden panel.

Listing NGR: SK5663046423

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.


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War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/26969


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 02 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/00841/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Paul Alistair Bloomer. Source Historic England Archive
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