North Muskham St Wilfrid

Features and Fittings

Chancel screen

Rood screen The Rood Canopy of Rood Screen Detail of cross 15th century
door to the loft

The large, heavily cusped five-bay chancel screen, partly 15th century and 20th century, has a 'nodding crested canopy' forming the rood loft. Above the canopy is a carved and painted rood. The rood and gates were added to the screen in 1927 as thank-offerings, the rood a gift of Mr Gardener, and the gates from Canon and Mrs Williams.

Altar rails

Pevsner suggests that the altar rails probably date from the late 17th century and notes the 'strong but already elegant balusters.'

Aumbry and piscina

Aumbry Piscina

There is an aumbry with a 19th century Decorated-style surround with crocketed pinnacles and ogee finial in the north wall of the chancel.

On the south wall is a restored 15th century piscina with elliptical head. 

Choir stalls

Choir stalls Finial

The 20th century stalls are made of oak and incorporate fragments of 15th century work and fleur de lys finials.


Font Font inscription Figure on top of cover Detail of cover Bowl of the
previous font

The moulded octagonal stone font on an octagonal stem dates from 1662 and has an inscription that reads:

FEb 20 1662

The font has a timber cover carrying figures on brackets and dates from 1931.

In 1928 the bowl of an earlier font was discovered in a neighbouring farmyard and was returned to the church.

Pulpit and lectern

Pulpit Lectern

There is a panelled timber pulpit and a 19th century lectern on an octagonal timber stem.