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Church of St Matthew, Ollerton and Boughton

Description: Church of St Matthew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 June 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 241860

OS Grid Reference: SK6785568522
OS Grid Coordinates: 467855, 368522
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2094, -0.9854

Location: Church Lane, Boughton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9JR

Locality: Ollerton and Boughton
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG22 9JR

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Listing Text

SK 66 NE
(north side)
3/9 Church of
2.6,77 St. Matthew


Parish church. 1868. By J. Fowler of Louth in C13 Gothic
Revival style. Snecked ashlar and brick with ashlar dressings.
Slate roof. Chamfered and partly rendered plinth, sill band,
coped gables with crosses. Single ornate round stone gable
stack. Windows are mainly double Geometrical lancets with hood
moulds and stops. South west tower, nave, chancel, vestry, south
porch. Buttressed tower, 2 stages, has string course and
billeted eaves, and broach spire with 4 tiers of lucarnes. To
south, a chamfered light, and above, clock. To west, 2 chamfered
lights. Second stage has 4 double lancet bell openings with
Geometrical tracery. Buttressed nave, 4 bays, has on each side 3
double lancets. West end has 2 chamfered lancets and above,
round quatrefoil window. Chancel, 2 bays, has pair of corner
buttresses to south east and to east, stepped sill band. East
end has large triple lancet. South side has 2 double lancets and
to west, single buttress. Vestry, 2 bays, has decorative
kneelers. North side has to east, shouldered doorway with hood
mould, and to west, double lancet in square headed reveal. East
end has double lancet with, above, a round light. South porch,
engaged with tower and nave, has 2 corner buttresses and coped
gable with kneeler and remains of cross. South doorway has
chamfered opening with hood mould and stops. Interior has to
left, door to tower. South door has roll moulded reveal and hood
mould. Brick interior has cogged and blue brick sill band and
ashlar and blue brick window heads and bands. Billeted brick
wall plate. Aisleless nave has timber screen at west end and
scissor braced principal rafter roof with ashlar pieces. West
windows have stained glass, C19. Chamfered polychrome brick
chancel arch has keeled roll moulded ashlar intrados, incised
small imposts and responds with conical moulded brackets,
dogtooth bands, marble shafts, square foliate capitals and impost
band with stops. Chancel north side has to west, organ recess
and to east, chamfered piscina with four centred arched head and
hood mould with stops. East end has gradine with 4 trefoil
headed moulded openings and trefoil headed crocketed tabernacle
with flanking marble shafts. East window has stained glass,
1869. South side has to east, single sedilia with scrolled
stops. Vestry/organ chamber has no architectural features.
Fittings include octagonal font with recessed ogee headed panels
and painted text, on moulded octagonal stem with water holding
base and square plinth with scallop corners. Octagonal ashlar
pulpit with crocketed trefoil headed recessed panels with marble
flanking shafts and hood moulds. Desk-type timber lectern with
traceried openings, on bracketed square chamfered stem.
Chamfered panelled benches, moulded and pierced stalls and desk,
C17 chip carved panelled chest with legs. Memorials include
chamfered recess containing brass to W. J. Pickin, 1869, marble
and slate war memorial tablet, 1918, and various brasses, C19 and

Listing NGR: SK6785568522

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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