Noteworthy Nottinghamshire

Discover the wonder of Nottinghamshire's sacred heritage.

Robin Hood is probably the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Nottinghamshire.  Or perhaps lace, as the county was once the lace making capital of the world. In fact, St Mary's in Nottingham is still fondly known as St Mary in the Lace Market.

But, dig a little deeper and you will discover even more legends and treasures hidden in the county's churches; including a wrestling baronet, a river that changes its course and a spectacular collection of murals with a connection to the Boer War.

We have selected twelve to show off, but there are over three hundred simply waiting to be discovered.

Every church has a story to tell.

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Noteworthy Nottinghamshire


Southwell Minster

Said by many to be the best kept secret among the forty two English cathedrals, it is a gem dating from 1108.


All Saints, Hawton

Handsome and unspoilt church containing an astonishing gallery of medieval carvings in stone.


St Giles, Holme

Holme was a much more frequented place until the 16th century, when the river Trent changed its course to leave it isolated on the eastern bank.


St Mary, Bunny

Fondly known as the Cathedral of the Wolds, St Mary's contains an intriguing momument to a wrestling baronet!


St Peter, Clayworth

Spectacular church containing the Phoebe Traquair mural paintings, commissioned the safe return of Captain Joseph Laycock from the second Boer War.


Holy Rood, Ossington

Classic Georgian estate church containing impressive glass, statues and momuments, including several to the Cartwright family.


All Saints, Strelley

A superb collection of 23 monuments reveal the history of the church under the ownership of two powerful familes.

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