St Nicholas' church, Tuxford :: Shared Description

Grade I listed

The church dates back to the 12th century, and is there was a Chapel Of Ease here in 1179.

The church is built from Skerry stone and has nave with clerestory, embattled, north and south aisles, chancel, north and south porches and a western tower with pinnacles and spire. It has six bells.
At the east end of each aisle there was a chantry.
The tower dates from the early 14th century, with a late 14th century broached spire.
The north arcade has circular piers dating from the 13th century, the south arcade has octagonal piers from C.1300.
The chancel was built in 1495, the gift of Thomas Gunthorpe.
There is a 15th century screen with elaborate tracery. The South porch dates from around the same time.
The font dates from 1662 with a large elaborate cover suspended from the roof.

In the 18th century the north Chantry Chapel was enlarged into the White's Chapel, and it contains a monument to Sir John white, d.1625. There are also two mutilated 14th century effigies of a cross-legged Knight and his lady.

The church was restored several times in the 19th C, notably in the 1890's, and again in 2013 when the pews were cleared, new heating and a Kitchen was installed.

The church contains some stained-glass from circa 1500 depicting Saint Laurence, this is in poor condition and has been reset. The rest is 19th century.
by Julian P Guffogg
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SK7371 : Stained glass window, St Nicholas' church, Tuxford by Julian P Guffogg
SK7371 : St Lawrence, stained glass window, Tuxford church by Julian P Guffogg
SK7371 : St Nicholas' church, Tuxford by Julian P Guffogg
SK7371 : Memorial window, St Nicholas' church, Tuxford by Julian P Guffogg
SK7371 : East window, St Nicholas' church, Tuxford by Julian P Guffogg
SK7371 : Interior, St Nicholas' church, Tuxford by Julian P Guffogg
SK7371 : St Nicholas' church, Tuxford by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Wed, 16 Dec 2015, Updated: Wed, 16 Dec 2015

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