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Church of St Wilfred

A Grade I Listed Building in Marnham, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.2155 / 53°12'55"N

Longitude: -0.7932 / 0°47'35"W

OS Eastings: 480680

OS Northings: 369391

OS Grid: SK806693

Mapcode National: GBR CJX.J7V

Mapcode Global: WHFGX.SFGT

Plus Code: 9C5X6684+5P

Entry Name: Church of St Wilfred

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1276534

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409059

ID on this website: 101276534

Location: St Wilfrid's Church, Low Marnham, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, NG23

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Civil Parish: Marnham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

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6/37 Church of
1.2.67 St. Wilfrid

G.V. I

Parish church, now redundant. C13, C14, C15, C19, restored 1846.
Dressed coursed rubble and ashlar. Slate roofs. Buttressed.
Plinth to all but the south aisle. Tower, nave, north and south
aisles, south porch, north chapel and chancel. Diagonally
buttressed 2 stage tower with moulded plinth band and bands. 2
remaining crocketed pinnacles to the once embattled parapet with
2 gargoyles to the north and south sides. Arched 3 light west
window with cusping and hood mould. In the belfry are 4 arched
openings each with 2 lights and a hood mould. There are 3 small
rectangular stair lights and single clock faces to the north,
south and west sides. The west wall of the north aisle has a
single arched C14 3 light window with cusped curvilinear tracery
and hood mould. The diagonally buttressed north aisle has 5
qargoyles and 4 C15 3 light windows under flat arches and with
moulded surrounds. Between the western most pair is a 4 centred
C15 arched doorway with moulded surround and wooden door. The
east wall of the north chapel has a single similar 3 light
window. The C15 clerestorey has a single traceried window with 3
cusped lights under a flat arch. To the left are 3 windows each
with 3 arched lights under a flat arch. There are 5 gargoyles.
The diagonally buttressed east end has a heavy moulded plinth
band with a string course running over which extends around the
north and south sides. There are 2 gargoyles. The arched 3
light window has cusped panel tracery and a hood mould. The
south chancel wall has a single arched and traceried 2 light
window with cusping. To the left is a C19 doorway and further
left a single C14 window with 2 cusped lights and single transom
under a flat arch with hood mould and decorated label stops over.
The east wall of the south aisle has a single C14 3 light arched,
traceried and cusped window with hood mould. Running under is a
string course which extends around the south wall. The gabled
angle buttresses of the south aisle are decorated with blind
tracery. There is a single C15 3 light traceried and cusped
window under a flat arch with hood mould over. To the left is
the C19 porch with single ridge cross and entrance with slim
columns and moulded capitals supporting the moulded arch with
hood mould and head label stops over. The inner C14 ogee arched
doorway with heavily moulded surround has a C19 hood mould and
head label stops. Left of the porch is a single similar C15 2
light window. There are 2 gargoyles. The west wall has a single
arched and cusped light. The clerestorey corresponds to the
north. Interior. 3 bay C13 nave arcades. The south arcade
columns have octagonal cores surrounded by 4 detached shafts.
The capitals are decorated with crocket and other leaves, those
of the east and west have plain moulded capitals, and support
double chamnfered arches with hood mould and label stops to the
north side. The north arcade has round columns and keeled
responds all with moulded capitals supporting double chamfered
arches with hood mould and label stops over to north and south
sides. The C13 double chamfered chancel arch is supported on
keeled columns with moulded capitals and has a hood mould over.
The inner arch of the double chamfered tower arch is supported on
corbels. The 2 bay C13 chancel north chapel arcade has a single
column with half octagonal core surrounded by 4 detached shafts.
The capitals are decorated with crocket and other leaves. The
circular responds have moulded capitals. These support double
chamfered arches with hood moulds to north and south. The
south chancelwall has a chamfered arched tomb recess with hood
mould over. The south wall of the south aisle has an arched and
cuspedpiscina and a moulded arched aumbry. In the north west
corner of the nave wall is a small carved head. The chancel roof
is supported on C19 corbels. In the south chancel is a monument
to Ann Cartwright, 1804, and a further monument to Catharine
Cartwright, 1799, decorated with an urn on the crown and a crest
on the apron. The north nave wall has a monument to Mary Owtram,
1778. The south aisle wall has a fine and elaborate monument to
Edm. Nicholson, 1693, decorated with cherubs and urn on the crown
and crest and skull on the apron. The tablet is flanked by
carved drapery. A further fine monument to William Cartwright,
1748, is decorated with an urn on the crown and flora and crest
on the apron. The north aisle wall has remnants of a fine C17
monument decorated with 2 skulls on the apron. There are several
C18 and C19 floor slabs, some to the Cartwright family. In the
north aisle is a hatchment dated 1749 and a fragment of C15
stained glass depic ting a saint.

Listing NGR: SK8067869393

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