Newark Old Christ Church

Official Listing Description






(North side)

Maurice Key Furnishings
(Formerly Listed as:
Former Christ Church
(now Bayworth House))

Grade II

Former church, now a furniture store. 1836. By J D Paine. Converted c1987. Yellow brick with stone dressings and slate roofs. Early English style. Plinth to west end, moulded string courses, sill band, corbel table, moulded coped parapets and gables. 3 octagonal corner stacks with billeted caps. Nave, aisles, sanctuary, vestries. Nave west end has gabled buttresses topped with spired pinnacles, and gable with cross. Central moulded doorway with shafts and moulded gable with trefoil. On either side, small single lancets with similar gables. Above, graduated triple lancet with shafts and hood moulds. Projecting aisle gables have central moulded doorways with shafts, and above, single lancets. All have hood moulds. Buttressed 6 bay north and south aisles have 6 pairs of tall plain lancets with shafts and linked hood moulds. Projecting north vestry has angle buttresses and to west a chamfered doorway with hood mould. To north, inserted 2-leaf door with barred overlight. Flush south vestry has plain chamfered doorway. The interior has a canted panelled gallery on round iron posts, and a trussed rafter roof with imitation hammer beams at east and west ends. Wooden wall shafts on corbels. East end has a square panelled sanctuary with a double chamfered arch, and triple filleted shafts. Graduated triple lancet with shafts and hood mould and patterned stained glass. West end has a similar arch above the gallery, with a plainer triple lancet. Canted entrance lobby has gabled headed doors and in a well on either side, a cantilever wooden stair with stick balusters. (Buildings of England: E Williamson: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979: 196).