St Peter and St Paul


The complete church is constructed out of a very high quality weathered Permian magnesian limestone. To the west of Warsop there is a ridge of this stone and there is evidence of quarrying at Mansfield Woodhouse, Pleasley and Bolsover. In the restorations, however the Victorians had the benefit of the railways, and there is possibility that this stone had been quarried as far afield as North Yorkshire.

Comparable buildings in the area

There is an old flour mill near to the church on the main A60 and the Curate’s Cottage which is a recent aquisition for the church. The cottage is near to the flour mill and is a conversion of two stone cottages into one. There are a number of stone cottages on High Street and Sherwood Street, which are built of the same materials of the church.

Warsop Old Hall which is situated near to the tower of the parish church is constructed out of limestone.

Also there is a small church in the hamlet of Sookholme which is constructed out of the same materials as the parish church.

With thanks to Dr. Graham Lott of the British Geological Survey for the information on the Stonework.