SK7251 : Church of St Denis, Morton

taken 6 years ago, near to Morton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Denis, Morton
Church of St Denis, Morton
The parish is Morton-cum-Fiskerton. Although the latter village is probably slightly the larger of the two, the church is in Morton. The church still provides a weekly service unlike many village churches which now share on a rota. The church was built in 1756 in brick with Ashlar dressings. Listed Grade II*.
St Denis' church, Morton
Grade II*listed

There has been a church in Morton (mentioned in the Domesday book) since mediaeval times, but this church was built in 1756, and is constructed of red brick with a slate roof.
There is a western tower and nave with chancel in one, a small apse and north vestry.
The embattled brick tower is of four stages. There are two bells.
The west porch, in the base of the tower leads into the nave. The inside is plain.
There is a small semicircular window in the east wall of the apse with glass by Heaton Butler and Bayne.
There is a small pipe organ by Hadfield, which was installed in 1967 and replaced a larger organ.

Pevsner describes the interior as "devoid of appeal".
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
Friday, 14 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick and Slate 
Date (from Tags)
Dedication (from Tags)
St Denis 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7269 5136 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.2737N 0:55.0174W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 72730 51344
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Parish Church  Church of England  Grade II(star) Listed Building 

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