St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to our lovely parish church, believed to be the oldest in Nottinghamshire

Over 10 years of Christian worship, but still a church for today.

The church was founded around 837, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Nothing remains of the earlier, probably wooden, church, but the underlying stonework dates from Saxon times.

The tower is largely Norman and the rest of the church mostly dates from the fourteenth century, although substantial rebuilding and redecoration was carried out between 1873 and 1875 by the well known Victorian architects G F Bodley and Thomas Garner. The Victorian workmanship underwent extensive restoration in the 1980's and the fine pipe organ was rebuilt more recently. The church is well cared for, warm and welcoming.
Modified July 12th 2015
The church for Plumtree, Normanton on the Wolds, Clipston on the Wolds and North Keyworth
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Go to the Southwell Church History website to find out more about the church's history, structure and fittings. Just click here.