At Beeston, four miles to the west of Nottingham, the old church was too decayed to retain and so apart from the fifteenth century chancel, it was all demolished. The new ‘high’ church was started in 1843 and consecrated the following year. The church was built to seat 800 and cost approximately £3,500, of which £3,100 was raised by public subscription. The style was based on that of the late Gothic chancel, and thus it hardly conformed to the ideas of the Ecclesiologists.