Bawtry St Nicholas

Official Listing Description

The following are listed:

The Church
Headstone to Martha Brewerton

The church



5th June 1968



(east side)

Church of St. Nicholas

Grade I

Church. c1200, C14, C15, altered and tower rebuilt early C18. Ashlar magnesian limestone, lead roofs. West tower, aisled 3-bay nave with 2-bay chancel under same roof having south chapel, north organ chamber and vestry in continuations of aisles. Tower: rebuilt 1712-13; Gothic Survival. Chamfered plinth and moulded band; offset angle buttresses. West side: segmentally-arched door beneath pointed 3-light window with mouchettes and hoodmould; 2nd stage has blind-traceried square window; 3rd stage has clock across a string course; pointed, 2-light belfry openings each with louvres, cusping and quatrefoil beneath hoodmould. String course below embattled parapet with corner waterspouts and 8 crocketed pinnacles. Nave: south aisle has chamfered plinth, moulded band and offset buttresses between bays. Moulded-arched doorway to bay 1; cusped Tudor-arched 3-light window to bay 2 and cusped square-headed 3-light window to bay 3. Moulded eaves cornice and coped parapet to west. Clerestory has deeply-recessed 2-light mullioned windows and chamfered eaves band. North aisle: rubble walled; buttress on right of a blocked c1200 north door with shafted jambs, carved capitals and roll-moulded arch with hoodmould; to left of door a square-headed 2-light window with moulded surround and shouldered lights; buttress to left has a similar blocked window now cut by a blocked, narrow 2-centred-arched doorway with monarchs carved on hoodmould stops. Rebuilt clerestory with C20 2-light mullioned windows. Chancel: south chapel detailed as rest of aisle; similar clerestory but with broader windows, those to bays 2 and 3 with Y-tracery. North aisle has round-arched vestry door with head-carved hoodmould stops on left of a partly-blocked 2-light, square-headed window now with image niche; to organ chamber on right is a buttress and a plain square-headed 4-light window. Chancel has rendered east end with later plain mullions to a C13 pointed, 3-light window with hoodmould having carved-head stops and dog-tooth ornament; south chapel window as rest; c1300 3-light window to north vestry has intersecting tracery with head-carved hoodmould stops. Interior: pointed, 3-order tower arch. North arcade, c1200: round piers with octagonal capitals to unrestored double-chamfered arches with plain hoodmoulds; square western respond has mask on corbel. Perpendicular south arcade: octagonal piers with less massive octagonal capitals and arches. Round-arched recess in position of north door. Nave roof: moulded, cambered tie beams and moulded purlins, uncarved bosses. Chancel: north arcade has 2 double chamfered arches. South arcade has quatrefoil pier with fillets and octagonal capital to 2 double-chamfered arches. East window has keeled shafts in the jambs and nailhead ornament. Ogee-headed piscina. Roof: as nave but with one carved boss. Fittings: Late C18 wrought-iron screen to South chapel. Painted Coat of Arms beneath tower dated 1685; also 2 boards with The 10 Commandments. Stained glass: east window by Kempe, c1902. Monuments: numerous late C18-early C19 wall monuments above arcades. Of note that to Robert Shaw (d.1770) has plaque with vase in broken pediment; also that to Jonathan Acklon (d.1700) which has a winged cherub and roses at foot of a marble cartouche with alms and helm; monument to the Cooke family to north of chancel has cherub beneath cartouche.

Headstone to Martha Brewerton



Headstone to Martha Brewerton

(east side, off)

Grade II

Oval-sectioned headstone to Martha Brewerton situated approximately 12 metres to north of Church of St. Nicholas GV II Headstone. Dated 1818. Ashlar magnesian limestone. Monolithic oval-section column with moulded base and plain shaft bearing weathered inscription which reads: 'MARTHA the wife/of/Le Gay Brewerton/died May 1818/ Aged 27 years Gadrooned cap with stump of spike finial or of a fixing dowel. Very unusual design. Information on inscription from Nottinghamshire Record Office.

Listing NGR: SK6532693014