St Peter


Description of the stone

The church is principally constructed of large, irregular, medium to coarse grained sandstone blocks probably of Carboniferous age but possibly also with blocks from the Sherwood Sandstone quarries at Gedling. The blackened fabric is a consequence of many years of smoke pollution such that it is difficult in places determine the actual lithology of the stone. Recent restorations were undertaken in Birchover Gritstone while the south aisle is partially faced in Lincolnshire Limestone (?from Ancaster).