Our Lady of Egmanton

From the outside, this looks like an unexceptional medieval church, but its interior underwent an extraordinary transformation in 1896-8.

About this church

The church and shrine of our Lady of Egmanton here had long been, and still is, a place of pilgrimage, and the Duke commissioned Sir Ninian Comper to give the church the most lavish of face lifts. The result is unbelievably ornate and colourful, with organ case, font cover, pulpit, rood loft and screen all in a riot of red, blue, green and gold.

Key Features

  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St John the Baptist

East Markham';s grand Perpendicular church has a fittingly imposing site on a ridge overlooking the Trent valley to the east.


Holy Rood

Holy Rood was built alongside Ossington Hall by Robert Denison as a memorial to his brother William, merchant, banker and landowner, who died in 1782.

St Matthew

The present church is Victorian, built in the 1860s and dedicated in 1868, but it replaced a Norman church about which, unfortunately, very little is known.

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