SK54SE MANSFIELD ROAD
646-1/4/388 (East side)
12/07/72 Church of Christ Scientist and
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of Christ Scientist)
Former Presbyterian church, now Christian Scientist church,
boundary wall and gate. 1896. By Brewill & Baily of
Nottingham. Ashlar with stone slate roofs. Perpendicular
PLAN: nave with clerestory and aisles, north and south
porches, meeting room, south-west tower.
EXTERIOR: plinth, coped gables, ornamental iron gutter
brackets and rainwater heads. Mullioned and single light
windows have flat heads. Nave, 6 bays, has on each side 5
round-arched windows, 3-lights, with tracery and hood moulds.
Blank east gable, with 2 small mullioned windows set low down.
West gable has a traceried pointed arched window, 5-lights,
with major mullions and hood mould. Below it, a mullioned
window, 5-lights. Both gables have angle buttresses. Aisles
have buttresses and 3-light mullioned windows. North-west
porch has coped gable and angle buttress, 2 mullioned windows
and segment-arched door. Smaller south-east porch has a
simpler doorway and side window. South-west tower, square, 3
stages, has angle buttresses and shaped crenellated parapet
with corner pinnacles. Segment-arched recess to south
containing 2 doors, and over it, 2 mullioned windows. Side
window, 3-lights. Bell stage has flat-headed openings,
6-lights. Outside, coped boundary wall, brick and ashlar,
around the west and south sides. Facing the south door, a
gateway with steps, renewed gates, and wrought-iron overthrow.
INTERIOR has exposed ashlar and rendering above. Nave has
narrow aisles with 5-bay arcades. Rebated segment arches and
plain octagonal piers. Hammer beam roof with arch braces. At
the front, a platform with late C20 screen and C19 organ case.
At the rear, panelled wooden gallery, with partition inserted
below. Aisles have segment-arched doors. Entrance lobby has
cross beam ceiling. Meeting room, to north east, has segmental
vault and panelled wainscot. Fittings include plain original
benches and mid C20 lecterns.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
Listing NGR: SK5706041102