SK8174 : Church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent

taken 3 years ago, near to Dunham on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent
Church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent
View from the south west.
Church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent
This consists of a 19th century nave and chancel attached to the remaining 15th century tower of the medieval church. The church was made redundant in 2011 and is showing signs of dilapidation. At the time of my visit the nave and chancel were roped off as slates were loose on the roof, re were signs indicating that the temporary barrier was due for imminent replacement by a 6 ft security fence. The future of the church is clearly at risk.

The most prominent feature of the church is the 15th century tower in Perpendicular style with its exceptionally large and ornately traceried bell-chamber openings. The body of the church was first rebuilt in the late 18th century following severe flooding, and then almost completely rebuilt in 1862 by the Nottingham architect T C Hine. Parts of the 18th century fabric remain in the south wall of the nave, The Victorian church is essentially in Decorated style.

The interior is a typical Victorian Gothic revival unity.

For more information about the church see the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project LinkExternal link Listed Grade I.
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%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Alan Murray-Rust and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SK8174, 170 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 22 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Period (from Tags)
15th Century  Mid 19th Century 
Style (from Tags)
Perpendicular 
Date (from Tags)
1862 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8150 7448 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.6643N 0:46.7802W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8152 7444
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Parish Church  Grade I Listed  T.C. Hine (Architect) 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 37 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register