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St Mary, Cuckney, Nottinghamshire

(53°14′2″N, 1°9′12″W)
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Nottinghamshire
now Nottinghamshire
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Simon Kirsop
  • Simon Kirsop
29th March 2022

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Cuckney is a village about 7 miles S of Worksop on the River Poulter. The church consists of a dessed coursed rubble and ashlar building with a chancel with a S porch, a N nave with a N vestry and a W tower. Most of the fabric is 13thc and later. The building was extensively restored in 1667, in 1892 and, again, in 1907.

The Romanesque features are the N arcade, the piscina in the S wall of the Sanctuary and the S doorway.


Whilst there is no mention of a church in Domesday Book, 'Cuchenai' is listed as being in the ownership of Roger de Bully and Hugh son of Baldric. The church is built in the bailey of a 12thc castle with a motte to the W of the church. The castle was probably built by Thomas de Cuckney at the time of the Anarchy.


Exterior Features


Interior Features



Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


Nikolaus Pevsner remarks with regards to the mixed N arcade that it is similar to that at Rolleston.


N. Pevsner, C. Hartwell, E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, London 2020, 198.