Hockerton

St Nicholas

Newark Archdeaconry

Newark and Southwell Deanery

Introduction

A church is mentioned in Domesday. There are some signs of Norman construction in the church today.

The building was damaged during the Civil Wars between King Charles I and Parliament in the mid-seventeenth century. The roof was badly in need of repair and some oaks from Sherwood were used to remedy it.

In the 1870s, a significant restoration of the building and its interior was carried out. The church has not changed since then.

Of particular historical interest are the mediaeval traceries of three windows; the mediaeval holy water stoup at the entrance; an ancient oak alms box; an Elizabethan bench end; and the bells. The parish register dates from 1582.

Particular thanks to Charles Hurt for research on this entry