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St Martin, North Leverton, Nottinghamshire

(53°20′0″N, 0°49′5″W)
North Leverton
SK 788 825
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Nottinghamshire
now Nottinghamshire
medieval St Martin
now St Martin
  • Simon Kirsop
  • Simon Kirsop
28 June 2004

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Feature Sets

North Leverton with Habblesthorpe is a village in the Bassetlaw district of NE Nottinghamshire, 5 miles E of Retford. The church consists of a chancel, nave, S aisle and S porch. Though some Norman masonry remains on the N side, the church is principally of the 14thc (the chancel windows have particularly fine 14thc tracery). The W tower is 15thc. The only Romanesque feature is the S doorway.


In the Domesday Survey, North Leverton is recorded as a berewick of Laneham, held by the Archbishop of York, along with 6 other berewicks. A church is recorded for Laneham, but the manor is a large one and the situation in North Leverton is not described in any detail.


Exterior Features



Both Pevsner and the List Descriotion offer a c.1200 date for the doorway. It is certainly very late (Transitional, c.1190) and its somewhat unimaginative archivolt is reminiscent of the triforium at Worksop Priory, which was being built at the same time.


J C Cox, County Churches: Nottinghamshire. London 1912, 136-137.

Historic England Listed Building, English Heritage Legacy ID: 410128

N Pevsner and E Williamson, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. 2nd Ed

London 1979. Reprinted (with corrections) 1997, 210-211