St Giles, Carburton, Nottinghamshire

Feature Sets (4)

Description

A small chapel consisting of a nave and chancel with W bellcote and S porch. Largely Romanesque fabric though now rendered. W window of 14thc., chancel windows of 13thc. According to Pevsner, the S aisle was removed before 1748. The S porch was renewed in about 1958. Formerly in the parish of Edwinstowe; now linked with Worksop Priory.

History

Carburton is mentioned in the Domesday Survey as being in the wapentake of Broxtowe in the lands of the King.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

S doorway

Plain, round-headed of one order with chamfered jambs and label. The label stops are carved with grotesque masks; that on the W side weathered beyond recognition.

Dimensions
h. of opening 2.10 m
w. 1.03 m

Interior Features

Arcades

Nave

S arcade

Former S arcade now built into the exterior of the S wall.

Pier 1: Plain, much decayed base, plain shaft also decayed, waterleaf capital, modern impost block.

Remainder of round-headed arcade post 1200 or modern.

Furnishings

Fonts

Tub font of truncated cone shape on a base at W end, its original position. The bowl is lead lined. Small area of damage to E side.

Dimensions
Ext. diam. at rim 0.67 m
h. of base 0.16 m
h. of bowl 0.55 m
Thickness of rim 0.19 m

Comments/Opinions

On account of coal mining the chapel has suffered considerably from subsidence. The font was painted battleship grey in the later 20thc. Cox gives the dedication as St Mary.

Bibliography

  • J C Cox, County Churches: Nottinghamshire. London 1912, 54.
  • N Pevsner and E Williamson, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. 2nd ed., London 1979, reprinted (with corrections)1997, 89-91.

Location

Site Location
Carburton
National Grid Reference
SK 612 733 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Nottinghamshire
now: Nottinghamshire
Diocese
medieval: York
now: Southwell and Nottingham
Dedication
now: St Giles
medieval: St Giles
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Simon Kirsop