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Church of St Giles

A Grade I Listed Building in Elkesley, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2721 / 53°16'19"N

Longitude: -0.9679 / 0°58'4"W

OS Eastings: 468923

OS Northings: 375514

OS Grid: SK689755

Mapcode National: GBR PZPL.7R

Mapcode Global: WHFGN.30BT

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419835

Location: Elkesley, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Elkesley

Built-Up Area: Elkesley

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Elkesley

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text

SK 67 NE ELKESLEY HIGH STREET
(south side)

2/41 Church of
St. Giles
1.2.67
G.V. I

Parish church. c.1300, C14, C15, C19, restored 1845. Coursed
rubble, dressed coursed rubble and ashlar. Lead and pantile
roofs, with coped gables to aisle and chancel and single ridge
cross to east chancel. Tower, nave, north aisle, south porch and
chancel. The C14 buttressed tower of 4 stages with bands at the
junctures of the top 2 stages is set on a plinth and is embattled
with single pinnacles at the angles. The north side has a lean-
to projecting between the buttresses, having octagonal responds
and moulded capitals supporting a double chamfered arch. There
is a small arched stoup in the inner west wall. The inner
pointed chamfered arched doorway with double wooden door. The
south side has a C15 cavetto moulded Tudor arched doorway with
heavily panelled wooden door. In the apex is the date 1612
flanked by single Tudor roses. There is a hood mould over with
decorative label stops and blind carved spandrels. Above is a
single arched window with 2 arched and cusped lights and a hood
mould. The 4 arched bell chamber openings each have 2 arched
and cusped lights. There is a single clock face under to the
west, north and east sides. The north has a single rectangular
stair light. The buttressed north aisle is set on a plinth and
was rebuilt in 1845. The west wall has a blocked chamfered arch
cut into by the west tower doorway. The north wall has 3 recut
C15 windows each with 2 ogee arched and cusped lights under a
flat arch with hood mould and label stops. The clerestory has 3
similar windows lacking hood moulds. The chancel is set on a
plinth and has in the north wall a single c.1300 lancet with hood
mould and to the left a single C15 2 light window with cusped
panel tracery under a flat arch with a hood mould. The C14
arched east window has 3 lights,intersecting tracery, hood mould
and label stops. The south chancel has a pair of arched and
cusped lights with single hood mould over and label stops. To
the left is the ashlar and tile diagonally buttressed C19 porch.
Set on a chamfered plinth with coped gable having a chamfered
arched doorway with hood mould and label stops in the east wall,
the south wall has a single arched window with 2 arched and
cusped lights, tracery, hood mould and label stops, and the west
wall has a single arched and cusped light under a flat arch. The
inner doorway is arched and chamfered with hood mould and label
stops. To the left of the porch the south wall is set on a
plinth, there is a single arched window with 2 arched lights and
hood mould, a headstone to Francis Bradley 1784 and further left
3 large C14 arched windows each with 3 arched and cusped lights,
hood mould and label stops. Interior. The 3 bay C14 north aisle
arcade with octagonal columns and responds, moulded capitals and
double chamfered arches is now blocked with a doorway with
panelled door in the western most bay. There is a hood mould
over the arches with 2 human head label stops. The inner chamfer
of the double chamfered tower arch is supported on octagonal
responds with moulded capitals. There is a C19 wooden gallery
with blind arched and cusped panels. In the north nave wall at
the junction of nave and chancel and set diagonally is a single
niche with cusped arch, decorative hood mould, label stops and
large decorative finial. Above is a further single arched and
cusped niche with crocketed hood mould, finial and label stops.
The south chancel has an arched and cusped piscina. There are 2
C17 chairs with carved backs and a large C17 chest with
decoratively carved panels. The pulpit has open arched panels,
there is a single elaborately carved C17 bench. The remaining
furniture is C19. The nave roof has C15 bosses, the chancel roof
is inscribed "D.N.I.R. 1836 R.W.H.V." In the south chancel is a
monument to Catherine Sharpe, 1764, by Ant. Ince and in the north
chancel a monument to Edward and John Buckles, Mansfield. This
is rectangular with decoratively carved sides and an angel on the
crown.


Listing NGR: SK6892375514

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