View of the church from the south-west


Holy Trinity

Newark Archdeaconry

Bassetlaw and Bawtry Deanery


There is no evidence of a church here in Domesday. Soon after, though, there was a church under the control of the Gilbertine monks of Mattersey Priory.

It is an embattled structure, mainly 12th century, consisting of a chancel and nave (separated by a Norman arch), north aisle, south porch and Norman tower at the west end with 8 pinnacles and 6 bells. The clerestory, top of the tower, south porch and low south chancel chapel are in ashlar stone. The north arcade has two bays with octagonal pier and well crocketed capital.

The chancel was extended into a five-sided apse in 1841, and a Lady Chapel added. The north aisle had a new roof in 1885 but the corbels of the early roof survive.

The font is Norman, circular with interlaced arches on short columns. In the tower is a 13th century incised alabaster monument of a knight and his lady.

The stained glass west window and three lancets in the apse are by Wailes, but unfortunately rather poor examples.

One of the most notable features of the church is a tympanum with an obviously pagan carving, possibly Viking, showing two dragons or horses licking each other. On one of the roof beams is another pagan feature, the seamus-na-mogairle or tongue poker.

This church is currently being researched, a full entry will appear in due course.