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St Peter and St Paul, Warsop, Nottinghamshire

(53°12′50″N, 1°9′19″W)
SK 565 689
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Nottinghamshire
now Nottinghamshire
  • Simon Kirsop
  • Simon Kirsop
  • Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project
29 March 2022

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Warsop is a town about 4.5 miles N of Mansfield and the church of St Peter and St Paul lies on the N bank of the River Meden about 1 mile N of the centre of Warsop. The building has 11thc origins but its layout was subsequently altered until the 16thc, and consists of (chronologically ordered) a W tower, a nave, a porch, a N and a S aisle, a chancel and a clerestory; the small castellated vestry to the S of the chancel contains fragments of late medieval glass dating to the 16thc. Extensive restoration work were carried out in 1872 and 1877. The Romanesque features of this site are two exterior doorways, the tower arch, and a reset slab.


Domesday Book records that 'Warsope' (also 'Waresope') was held by the Crown, being Roger of Bully its tenant-in-chief in 1086. There is mention of a church at Warsop in the Domesday Survey.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

Nikolaus Pevsner remarks that the tower arch is quite an important example of the type and that some elements recall 12thc work in York and Canterbury.


N. Pevsner, C. Hartwell, E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, London 2020, 676.

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