View of the church from the south


St Matthew

Newark Archdeaconry

Newark and Southwell Deanery


The present church is Victorian, but it replaced a Norman church which, from the early fifteenth century, was held jointly with Kneesall.

The two were not separated until 1866 when Boughton became a perpetual curacy, and plans were drawn up for a new church in 14th Century style. The building was designed by the architect James Fowler of Louth, built 1867-8, and dedicated on 15 September 1868.

Since 1987 the benefice of Boughton has been united with Ollerton.

Particular thanks to Bryan Frettsome for research on this entry
and to Geoff Buxton for the photographs