SK6733 : Owthorpe Parish Church

taken 7 years ago, near to Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Owthorpe Parish Church
Owthorpe Parish Church
View of the west front.
St Margaret's Church, Owthorpe
The church was a rebuilt by the local landowner, Colonel Robert Hutchison, around the middle of the 17th century. Hutchison was the Governor of Nottingham Castle during the Civil War, and built himself a house at Owthorpe. The church replaced an earlier, larger church, from which Hutchison used material. The sculpture over the west door is one of the few items remaining. The official listing text places the date of the church at 1707, but this is clearly incorrect as Hutchison's new church was commented on as early as 1677, and he had died before the end of the century. The church is Listed Grade I, and many of the early gravestones in the churchyard are also listed, Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Monday, 3 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
17th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6722 3343 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.6475N 1:0.1362W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6720 3343
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Parish Church  Grade I Listed 

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