Bawtry St Nicholas

Features and Fittings


There is an ogee-headed piscina on the south wall of the sanctuary.

The ornately decorated wooden chair on the north side of the sanctuary is dated 1595. The carvings include human figures, grotesque faces and arm rests in the shape of winged lions.

The wooden altar rail is dedicated to the memory of Annie Johnson (died 1959). A small brass plaque reads:


North vestry screen Chancel south
arcade screen

The oak screens dividing the north vestry and south chapel from the chancel probably date from Hodgson Fowler's restoration. George Walker Milburn, a carver and sculptor from York, records in his work book carving 48 small patarae for the church over 1900-01. They were probably made for these screens.


The oak chancel screen, designed by the architect Hodgson Fowler, was installed in 1909 and is dedicated to the memory of Lazarus Threlfall Baines (1836-1905) who had lived for a time at Bawtry Hall. The inscription reads:

To the Glory of God and in memory of
Lazarus Threlfall Baines Given by his children 1909

A painted Royal Coat of Arms (dated 1685) has been placed over the south porch vestibule.

The font dates from the 17th century.

The carved oak pulpit dates from the 1900-1 restoration.

South Chapel

The wrought-iron screen to the chapel dates from the 18th century.

The South Chapel altar Detail

The red and gold altar front includes carved figures of St George, St Michael and Christ on the Cross with soldiers in uniforms of the First World War praying at his feet.

North Aisle

Two boards listing the Ten Commandments are affixed to the north wall

On the east wall of the north aisle is a 16th century painting depicting the flight of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus into Egypt.