Church of St Nicholas, Askham :: Shared Description

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.
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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
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK7374 : Church of St Nicholas, Askham by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK7374 : Bench mark, St Nicholas's Church, Askham by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK7374 : Church of St Nicholas, Askham by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7375 : Church of St Nicholas, Askham by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7374 : Church of St Nicholas, Askham by Alan Murray-Rust
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Created: Wed, 20 Aug 2014, Updated: Wed, 20 Aug 2014

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