SK7474 : Church of St Nicholas, Askham

taken 7 years ago, near to Askham, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Nicholas, Askham
Church of St Nicholas, Askham
View from Town Street. The lych gate carries an inscription that it was erected to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935.
Church of St Nicholas, Askham :: SK7374

A simple church consisting of west tower, nave and chancel. The church was restored in 1907 and the south porch was added at this time.

The layout of the church suggests a Norman origin and there is evidence of Norman masonry in the south nave wall. The chancel has lancet windows on north an south sides, and may be of early English date, the east window is 14th century Decorated style. The nave windows are early Perpendicular, the tower possibly a bit later, but also in Perpendicular style.
The interior is relatively plain, as can be expected with the lack of aisles. There are two decorated niches at the break of nave and chancel, probably 14th century, discovered during the restoration of 1907, and the remains of an Early English piscina. The altar rails date from the late 17th century. The panelled pulpit is undated, but the current condition of the wood and the style suggest that it is at least older than the pews, possibly from late 18th or early 19th century. The kingpost roof of the nave has delicately carved king posts, from an 1863 rebuilding.

The church is Listed Grade II*. For more information see the Nottingham Church History Project LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 15 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Date (from Tags)
Person (from Tags)
King George V 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7400 7498 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.9997N 0:53.5178W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7402 7498
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Parish Church  Church Tower  Lych Gate  Silver Jubilee 

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