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Holy Trinity, Finningley, Nottinghamshire

(53°29′3″N, 0°59′35″W)
SK 669 991
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Nottinghamshire
now Nottinghamshire
  • Simon Kirsop

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The church consists of a chancel, nave, N aisle, W tower and S porch. The chancel and the N aisle are 14thc. The W tower and the walls of the nave are post-Conquest and appear to date from about 1080. The round-headed tower arch is chamfered, with chamfered imposts, but otherwise plain. On each face of the tower are double round-headed (arcuated lintels) openings with a central shaft between them (the shafts appear to be modern) which have a chamfered impost in place of a capital. The double windows are set within round-headed, chamfered openings. Romanesque sculpture is found on the S doorway and the font.



Exterior Features





It is not certain if there was an earlier church on the site. The doorway is elaborate work of c.1080 - a very valuable survival.

Holy Trinity and St Oswald Finningley, Church Guide, n.a, n.p, n.d.
J. C. Cox, County Churches: Nottinghamshire, London 1912, 91.
N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, 2nd ed. London, 1979. Reprinted (with corrections) 1997, 127.