St Mary and All Saints


The church is built largely from limestone.

The tower is of ashlar blocks, probably from the Ancaster quarries. The walls are very thick, especially at low level, and are almost certainly rubble-filled. Some of this stone is said to have been salvaged from the nearby Roman settlement of Margidunum.

Most of the rest of the walls are of limestone skerries, perhaps locally sourced, with limestone ashlars for butresses and window surrounds, and for the lowest courses of the chancel. There are a few pieces of other stone, perhaps Mansfield sandstone, mixed in with the limestone courses.

Most of the stonework of the windows was restored in the 19th Century.

The south face of the porch and choir vestry is of sandstone.

The Victorian clerestory is of larger, more regular blocks. The clergy vestry and former organ chamber, again a Victorian extension, is of small stones, but laid in regular courses. The 20th Century vestry extension (boiler house and old toilet block) is of larger, more regular blocks than the vestry itself, laid in very definite courses, and perhaps from a different source.

The roof is Welsh slate.