St Nicholas


There is a mixture of early medieval and nineteenth century stonework.

The lower part of the tower is constructed of large rough blocks of skerry or mudstone, possibly retrieved from pits in the area. The upper part, the two diagonal buttresses and the medieval doorway are magnesian limestone, probably from the Mansfield area. The window in the tower has a magnesian limestone ‘rim’ but there is evidence of use of sandstone in later restoration of the mullions. The tower is battlemented.

The porch and nave are constructed with smaller pieces of skerry. The quoins of the porch are magnesian limestone; restoration near the ground on the right of the doorway used Lincolnshire limestone.

The chancel is magnesian limestone or ashlar.

The lancet window in the south wall of the nave, the south and east windows in the chancel date from medieval times and are limestone.

The church is roofed with clay tiles.

Skerry was commonly used in church buildings in this area of Nottinghamshire; it was used for the inner wall of the tower at Southwell Minster.