Wollaton St Leonard


Archival Sources

Nottinghamshire Archives Office

NAO's list of deposited documents from St Leonard's runs to 40 pages and contains over 1000 items including:

Parish registers: baptisms from 1576 to 1944, marriages from 1578 to 1940, burials from 1579 to 1960.

All later registers are stored in church, together with PCC minutes from 1920 and other relevant material.

St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden Church

Church notes of Sir Stephen Glynne

Published Sources

Collins, P.N.H. ed., The corpus of Kempe stained glass in the United Kingdom and Ireland (2000)

Cox, J.C. Nottinghamshire (County churches), 1912

Dawson, G.A. The church bells of Nottinghamshire. 1995

Fellows, G. ‘Wollaton Hall, Church, and the family of Willoughby’, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 6, (1902), 29-51

Field, H.E. 'Notes on the brasses in the churches of Wollaton & Strelley, Nottinghamshire', Trans. of the Monumental Brass Soc., 3,(1897-1899), 219-226

Fisher, H. ed.  Church life in Georgian Nottinghamshire: Archbishop Drummond’s parish visitation returns 1764. TS, RS, 46 (2013), 200-202

Friedman, A.T. 'Patronage and production of tombs in London and the provinces: the Willoughby monument of 1591', Antiquaries J., 65, (1985), 390-401

Giles, M.F. Wollaton handbook: information on the church and village with some other observations; 2nd ed. [1962]

Gill H. ‘The Church of St. Leonard, Wollaton: a study in mediaeval mason-craft. no.3’, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 24, (1920) 79-89

Goodwill-Hodgson, M. [unpublished dissertation on Wollaton Church]

Hill, A. Du B. 'The Wollaton Antiphonale', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 36, (1932) 42-50

Hodson, J.H. ed. 'An agreement for the construction of a tomb in Wollaton Church, 1515', in Hodson J.H. and others A Nottinghamshire Miscellany. Thoroton Society Record Series, 21, (1962), 1-2

Link: the magazine of the Wollaton churches. Monthly from January 1966. Complete file in St Leonard's Church vestry and in Nottingham Central Library Local Studies Library. It is the successor to St Leonard's parish magazine: copies from the late nineteenth century until 1939 do not survive, but there is a largely complete run from 1940 until 1965 in St Leonard's Church vestry.

Louis, C. 'The wayward Vicar of Wollaton', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 94, (1990), 29-24

Lowe, A.E.L. 'Wollaton and the Willoughby monuments', Genealogist, 1, (1877), 165-171, 288-290

Mee, A. Nottinghamshire; rev. ed. (King's England), 1989

Ollard, S.L. and Walker, P.C., Archbishop Herring’s visitation returns, 1743, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series, 4, (1930)

Pevsner, N. Nottinghamshire; 2nd ed. (Buildings of England) 1979. [NB. James Fowler is erroneously quoted as the restorer in 1885 rather than C.H. Fowler. The slate headstone to Richard Attenborough (Attonbrow) was not located when the memorials in the graveyard were systematically transcribed in 2013.]

Saul, N. ‘The contract for the brass of Richard Willoughby (d.1471) at Wollaton (Notts), Nottingham Medieval Studies 50, (2006), 166-193

Stacey, M. and M. St Leonard's Church, Wollaton, Nottingham: illustrated guide and history; 2nd ed., 2009

Strauss, S.M. Wollaton and Wollaton Hall: a short history; 2nd ed., 1989

Thoroton, R. Thoroton’s history of Nottinghamshire, republished with large additions by John Throsby, 1790-96, republ. 1972

Train, K.  Train on churches, 1981

Treadgold, J.D. The Parish Church of St Leonard, Wollaton, Nottingham: a short guide to the building and its history, 1970

Welch, C. [unpublished study of cadavers]



Hanna, R. and Turville-Petre, T. (eds), The Wollaton medieval manuscripts: texts, owners and readers, 2010

Ker, N.R. and Piper, A.J., Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, 1969-2002

Scott, K.L. Later Gothic manuscripts 1390-1490, 1996, 204-206

Stevenson, W.H. Report on the manuscripts of Lord Middleton, Historical Manuscripts Commission (1911), 236-237