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St Mary, Car Colston, Nottinghamshire

(52°58′46″N, 0°55′44″W)
Car Colston
SK 720 430
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Nottinghamshire
now Nottinghamshire
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Simon Kirsop

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Feature Sets

The church consists of a chancel, N and S aisles, nave and W tower and S porch. The earliest part of the existing structure is the lower part of the tower, which is 13thc., the remainder of the tower being Perp faced with Ancaster stone. The chancel and nave date from the 14thc. There is a very fine 14thc. piscina and sedilia on the S side of the chancel. The font is the only Romanesque feature.


There was a berewick of the king's manor of Orston here in 1086. Roger de Bully's man Roger had a further holding, and Walkelin held land here from Walter d'Aincourt. There is no mention of of either a church or a priest in any of these holdings.





Both the base of the font and the pillar have remains of plastering and paint indicating the font has been situate in its current position for a considerable period of time, perhaps since the 14thc. Blagg dates the font to around 1130.

Anonymous, Car Colston St Mary, n.p., n.d.
T. C. Blagg, 'Car Colston', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 74 (1970), 62-81.
N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, 2nd ed., London, 1979. Reprinted (with corrections)1997, 90.