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Former Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Normanton, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.6462 / 52°38'46"N

Longitude: -0.6231 / 0°37'23"W

OS Eastings: 493257

OS Northings: 306277

OS Grid: SK932062

Mapcode National: GBR DTF.597

Mapcode Global: WHGLV.DRJ6

Entry Name: Former Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187010

Location: Normanton, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Normanton

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Edith Weston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SK 90 NW

3/170 Former Church of St. Matthew


Former church. 1826-9 and 1911. By Thomas Cundy, Sen. and Jun., and J.B.
Gridley of London. Ashlar and balustraded slate roof. W tower with W
portico and nave with apse. Now entirely filled to half-way up previous
wall height for the purposes of the reservoir which encircles church.
In classical style. Portico, vestibule and tower of 1826-9 with semi-circle
of 4 Ionic columns for the portico and 2 piers and 2 further columns
in antis either side outside the vestibule. Balustrade above vestibule
and tower over. This is open and on circular plan with 4 free-standing
Corinthian columns in NE etc. directions, with Corinthian entablature
over and sloping roof with pine cone finial: the whole close to the towers
at St. John's, Smith Square, Westminster. Nave and apse of 1911, by
Gridley, of 3 leaded windows either side. Stone shouldered architraves
with chamfered lintels and prominent keystones. Windows framed by order
of Ionic pilasters with entablature and balustrade over. Niche on E end.
N doorway with 2 leaved door. Inside, the nave cove has 3 arches with
decorated coffers and the apse simple plasterwork. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK9325706277

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