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).