For this church:
Bassetlaw and Bawtry Deanery
There is no mention of a church in Domesday Book. Askham is described as an ‘outlier’ to the manor of Laneham.
The church comprises an aisleless nave, south porch, chancel and Perpendicular west tower. The earliest identifiable fabric is Norman masonry in the nave. The chancel has a double lancet of the 13th century on the north side and other windows in nave and chancel are of the 14th century. There was a major restoration in 1906-7 when the interior was tiled and the south porch constructed.
There is an interesting ogee-headed piscina niche on the north side of the chancel arch.
There are three bells in the tower, one of the mid-16th century, one later in the same century, and a third dated 1613. They are hung in a much-altered, but unusual form, of medieval bell frame.
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