St Mary, Egmanton, Nottinghamshire

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A parish church consisting of a chancel, clerestoried nave, N aisle, S transept and W tower. The windows in the S transept are late 14thc. whilst the W tower is 15thc. The church and tower were much restored in 1893 and the chancel rebuilt in 1897 by Ninian Comper under the patronage of the 7th Duke of Newcastle. The Romanesque features are a plain S doorway, the N arcade and the font.


Egmanton, but not the church, is mentioned in the Domesday Survey as being in the lands of Roger de Bully. King John (when still Earl Mortain) gave the living to the Archbishop of Rouen in about 1192. By 1244 it was in the hands of the d'Eyeville family and the S transept was their chantry. Between 1269 and 1272 it was given to Newstead Priory. After the Dissolution the patronage passed through various hands until sold by Pendock Barry to the Duke of Newcastle in 1821.

The church was the shrine of Our Lady of Egmanton until suppressed in the 16thc.


Interior Features



N arcade

Of four bays, pointed, with chamfered label.

E respond: attic base, plain half column, restored plain capital.

Pier 1: Restored base on a plain octagonal base with a plain column and necking. Waterleaf capital with quirk chamfered impost. A portion of the S face of the capital missing.

Pier 2: Attic base, plain column and necking. A waterleaf capital and quirk chamfered impost. The NE corner of the capital is missing.

Pier 3: Attic base, plain column and necking. A waterleaf capital and quirk chamfered impost.

W Respond: As E respond.



In original position on the SW side of pier 2 . Tub-shaped font of truncated cone form. Lead-lined and on original hexagonal base. Repair to SW side of lip. Some vestiges of paint remain.

Ext. diameter of rim 0.71 m
h. inc. base 0.74 m
h. of bowl 0.60 m
Thickness at rim 0.09 m



  • I. Clark Egmanton Church. 1983 n.p
  • J. C. Cox, County Churches: Nottinghamshire, London 1912, 88-83.
  • The Autumn Excursion n.a. Transaction of the Thoroton Society Vol. 6 (1902), 79-82.
  • N. Pevsner and E. Williamson: The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, 2nd ed. London 1979, Reprinted (with corrections) 1997, 120-21.
General view of church from S.
S doorway.


Site Location
National Grid Reference
SK 736 789 
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Nottinghamshire
now: Nottinghamshire
medieval: York
now: Southwell and Nottingham
medieval: St Mary
now: St Mary
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Simon Kirsop