St Mark's Church, Nottingham

St Mark's Church, Nottingham was a Church of England church in Nottingham between 1856 and 1958.[1] The section of Huntingdon Street where the church was located, was formerly called Windsor Street.

St Mark's Church, Nottingham
Coordinates: 52°57′30″N 1°8′44″W / 52.95833°N 1.14556°W / 52.95833; -1.14556
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipBroad Church
History
DedicationMark the Evangelist
Architecture
Architect(s)Robert Jalland
StyleEarly English Period
Groundbreaking1855
Completed1856
Demolished1958
Specifications
Capacity1,100
Administration
ParishNottingham
DioceseDiocese of Southwell
ProvinceYork

HistoryEdit

It was formed as a parish in 1855, from the parish of St Mary's Church, Nottingham. The site was a free gift from G.J.P. Smith. It consisted of 3176 sq yards of the old Clay Field and cost £375. The church building cost £4,000 (equivalent to £376,560 in 2019).[2]

It was built as a Trustee's Church under the Act of Parliament of William IV. The trustees were Henry Kingscote of Spring Gardens, London, Francis Wright of Osmaston, Derbyshire, Revd. Charles Eyre of Rampton Hall, Nottinghamshire and Revd. Joshua William Brooks, vicar of St Mary's.

It was built by the architect Robert Jalland in the early English thin Gothic perpendicular style, with twin octagonals at the west end, crowned with pepper pots with crockets.

The church was consecrated on 4 April 1856, three months after St Matthew's Church, Talbot Street.[3] The singing was led by the choir of St Mary's.

There were 1,100 seats, half of them free from pew-rents.

List of vicarsEdit

  • Russell Cope 1856–1873 (afterwards vicar of St Paul's Church, Newport, Monmouthshire 1876–1877)
  • William Felton 1873–1883 (afterwards rector of Thwing 1883 – c. 1908)
  • Thomas Francis Boultbee 1883–1887 (afterwards vicar of Loddiswell 1887–1907)
  • James Lewis 1887–1927

OrganEdit

The organ was installed by Samuel Groves of London, and was opened on 1 November 1857.[4]

List of organistsEdit

ClosureEdit

On the resignation of James Lewis in 1927, Canon Holbrook of Holy Trinity took charge of the parish. By order in Council 29 January 1930, the two parishes were united.[citation needed]

The church was demolished in 1958.[why?]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Buildings of England. Nottinghamshire. Nikolaus Pevsner
  2. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ Nottingham Journal 11 April 1856
  4. ^ "New Organ for St Mark's Church". Nottinghamshire Guardian. Nottingham. 1 October 1857. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Local intelligence". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 1 October 1857. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Presentation to an organist". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 3 May 1867. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ Nottingham Evening Post - Friday 29 April 1887
  8. ^ Dictionary of Organs and Organists. Frederick W. Thornsby. 1912