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Church of St Swithin, Wellow

Description: Church of St Swithin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 241951

OS Grid Reference: SK6707466100
OS Grid Coordinates: 467074, 366100
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1878, -0.9976

Location: 4 Potter Lane, Wellow, Nottinghamshire NG22 0FE

Locality: Wellow
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG22 0FE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Earthwork to E of village, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SK 66 NE
(west side)
3/101 Church of
St. Swithin

G.V. II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15, restored 1878 by Ewan
Christian and 1968. Coursed dressed stone with plain tile and
slate roofs. Ashlar dressings. Chamfered plinths, chamfered
eaves, coped gables with crosses. South west tower, nave,
chancel, vestry, south aisle, south porch. Tower, C12, C13, C15,
3 stages, has 2 string courses, dentillated top band, coved eaves
with an off-centre gargoyle on each side, crenellated parapet
with 4 crocketed pinnacles. 4 buttresses, 3 setoffs, those to
east engaged with aisle and nave. First stage has to south,
square blank recess. To west, restored C13 door with hood mould.
Second stage, has to west, chamfered C13 lancet and clock Third
stage has 4 plain chamfered louvred double lancets. Nave, C14, 3
bays, has at west end triple lancet with ogee heads, Decorated
tracery and hood mould. North side has a buttress at each end, 2
setoffs. To east, restored early C14 double lancet with cusped
heads and hood mould, and to west, single C13 chamfered lancet.
Chancel, 1878, 3 bays, has buttress to north east and to north, 3
trefoil headed lancets. East end has triple lancet with cusped
geometrical tracery. Vestry, to south, has to east, chamfered
shouldered doorway. South side has off-centre chamfered
projection and 5 slit lights. South aisle, C14, restored, has
buttress to south east, 2 setoffs. East end has C14 double
lancet with Y tracery, and above, C19 trefoil window. South side
has central C14 triple lancet with intersecting tracery. North
porch, C19 in C13 style, has 2 flanking buttresses and coped
gable. Chamfered doorway with octagonal responds, bases and
capitals, and hood mould. On each side, a chamfered lancet.
Interior has a timber bench and common rafter roof with collars.
Inner doorway, C19, double chamfered and rebated with hood mould.
Nave south arcade, C14. 3 bays, with single octagonal pier and
matching responds with moulded bases and capitals, plus pseudo
pier to west. Chamfered and rebated arches with hood moulds and
central mask stop. C19 sill bands. C19 principal rafter roof
with arch braces. South aisle has to west, tower arch, C13,
restored, with double chamfer and rebate and octagonal responds.
Moulded sill bands. East window has stained glass by Kempe,
1878. Trefoil window above has stained glass. C19 common rafter
roof with collars. Chancel arch, C13, restored, has chamfer and
rebate plus filleted roll mould. Hood mould with stops.
Imposts are moulded corbels carrying 2 short shafts. Timber
screen, Perpendicular style, late C19, with pair of wrought iron
gates. Chancel has moulded sill bands. East end has C19 timber
reredos and gradine, and window with stained glass, C19. South
side has to east C13 style piscina. To west, opening to organ
chamber. Common rafter roof with collars and cusped arch braces.
Fittings include panelled octagonal ashlar font and pulpit, C19.
C19 benches, stalls and desks. C20 lectern. Monuments include
Egyptian style tablet with rose in low relief, by Edwin Smith to
Elizabeth Peel, 1851. Benefactions board, C19. 2 war memorial
tablets. Brass, 1871.

Listing NGR: SK6707466100

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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