For this church:
Dunham on Trent St Oswald
Official Listing Description
The following are listed:
Parish church. C15. With the exception of the tower the church was rebuilt in 1862. Ashlar. Slate roofs. Coped gables with single ridge crosses to the east end of the nave and chancel. Set on a plinth. Tower, nave, north aisle and chancel. The C15 tower with embattled parapet and 4 crocketed pinnacles has 2 gargoyles on the north side and the remains of single gargoyles to both the west and south sides. The diagonal buttresses are gabled part way up where they are decorated with crockets. There are single string courses extending over the plinth and at the juncture of each of the 4 stages. The west is of 3 stages. West doorway with pointed arched surround, hood mould, label stops and wooden door. Above is a single ogee arched and vaulted niche with 2 bosses, the arch is decorated with crockets, over is a hood mould with grotesque head label stops and ornate finial. Above is a single large moulded arched window with 4 lights, panel tracery, cusping, hood mould, figurative label stops and finial. There are 4 very large arched andtraceried belfry openings each with 4 arched and cusped lights surmounted by a further 4 similar lights. There are 3, 4 and single small rectangular stair lights to the west, south and north sides respectively. The east side has evidence of a former nave roof. The north aisle has 3 two light windows with tracery and cusping under flat arches. The east wall has a single 2 light arched window with tracery and cusping. The north chancel wall has a single arched, traceried and cusped light with hood mould and head label stops. The east wall has a single 3 light arched, traceried and cusped window with hood mould, head label stops and sill band with foliate stops. In the apex is a single trefoil. The south chancel has a single 2 light window with cusping and single stone transom under a flat arch. The south nave has 3 arched 2 light Y traceried windows with hood moulds, label stops and carved head finials. Interior. 3 bay nave arcade with double chamfered arches supported on circular columns with moulded capitals and, at the west and east sides, on foliate decorated corbels. The double chamfered chancel arch is supported on slim engaged columns with foliate decorated capitals. The tall double chamfered tower arch has foliate decorated imposts, the angles below the imposts are decorated with ribs and there are blind cusped panels at the base. The south chancel wall has a piscina with cusped and decorated arch and foliate decorated ogee hood mould, label stops and finial. To the right is a single sedile with fleuron decorated moulded arch and similarly decorated hood mould,with foliate label stops. The reredos and furniture are C19.
Gateway. 12 metres west of the Church tower. Mid C19. Ashlar and iron. Central small double iron gate flanked by single engaged columns with possible C14 foliate decorated capitals which support an ashlar overthrow with hood mould and central cross. Extending for one and a half metres and sloping down from the columns are single ashlar walls which are set on plinths. Included for group value only.
Gateway. 12 metres north of the Church tower. Mid C19. Ashlar and iron. Central small iron gate flanked by single engaged columns with moulded capitals which support an ashlar overthrow with hood mould and central cross. The columns are attached to single small sloping ashlar walls. Included for group value only.
Group of 3 headstones. 18 metres south of the chancel. Dated 1729, 1738 and 1731. Ashlar. Arched, rectangular headstone inscribed "Here lieth the body of Mary B....oll who departed this life March 7 1729 aged 60 years". To the right is a decorative arched rectangular headstone with decorative incised lines under the arch and inscribed "Here lieth the body of Robert the son of John and Mary Wills who departed this life February the 19 1738 aged 10 years". 2 metres to the right is the third arched rectangular headstone with inscription "Here lieth the body of Mary the wife of John Bacon who departed this life M.... 2. In the year of our Lord 1731." Included for group value only.