The church was founded around the year 837, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Nothing remains of the earliest church,
which was probably built of wood, 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 church has been well cared for, with major
restoration of the Victorian workmanship during the 1980s and, most recently, restoration of the fine pipe organ which dates from
You can find out all about the church's history, structure and fittings from the Southwell Church History website, which
Author: Rosemary Jordan
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