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St Augustine, Sookholme, Nottinghamshire

(53°11′46″N, 1°10′52″W)
SK 548 669
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Nottinghamshire
now Nottinghamshire
  • Simon Kirsop
  • Judith Asquith
  • Simon Kirsop
29 March 2022

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Sookholme is a village about 4 miles N of Mansfield and about 10 miles S or Worksop, in W Nottinghamshire. The chapel was built in the 12thc and lies to the E of the village; it was subject to a rebuilding when it was reduced in size in the 19thc and then extensively restored in the 20thc. The chapel consists of a coursed and squared rubble building with a chancel and a nave. The Romanesque features are the chancel arch and the font.


There is no mention of Sookholme in Domesday Book. According to the parish website (see bibliography) the church belonged to the Priory of St Oswald at Nostell in Yorkshire.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




N. Pevsner, C. Hartwell, E. Williamson, The Buildings of England, Nottinghamshire, London 2020, 647.

Southwell & Nottingham History Project: https://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/sookholme/hintro.php