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All Saints, Rampton, Nottinghamshire

(53°17′50″N, 0°48′9″W)
SK 799 785
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Nottinghamshire
now Nottinghamshire
  • Simon Kirsop
  • Simon Kirsop
28 June 2004

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Rampton is a village in the Bassetlaw district of NE Nottinghamshire, close to the River Trent which forms the Lincolnshire border and 6 miles E of Retford. The church consists of chancel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch and W tower. The W tower and nave are 14thc., and the S porch and windows in the tower and the chancel are Perpendicular. The N nave arcade is c.1300 whilst the S arcade is 15thc. The church was renovated and the chancel restored in 1894. The only Romanesque element is the font.


Before the Conquest 7 thegns had 2 carucates and 3 bovates and a fifth of a bovate of ploughland to the geld. In 1087 this has =d passed to Roger de Bully. Domesday survey recorded a church and 3½ fisheries. When Roger dies in the last years of the 11thc he had no heirs and his lands were given to Robert de Belleme who forfeited them following a rebellion against Henry I in 1102. By the mid-12thc. the manor was held by Nigellus de Rampton, whose daughter Pavia gave part of the estate to Blyth Priory. By the mid-13thc the estate was in the hands of the Stanhopes, who kept it for 200 years. Later owners were the Babington and the Eyres.





Whilst the body of the font would seem to be 11thc. it has been re-tooled at a later date, perhaps in the 15thc. It was probably originally quite plain. Strangely the List Description fails to record the font.


J C Cox, County Churches: Nottinghamshire. London 1912, 165-66.

Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 409487

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

Harmondsworth 1979. Reprinted (with corrections) 1997, 292.

Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project, Rampton

  1. R. Thoroton, Thoroton’s History of Nottinghamshire, 3 vols, ed. J. Throsby, Nottingham 1796, 3, 241-48.