SK7565 : Statue of Robert Denison, Holy Rood church, Ossington

taken 7 months ago, near to Ossington, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Statue of Robert Denison, Holy Rood church, Ossington
Statue of Robert Denison, Holy Rood church, Ossington
Brother of William Denison, Robert was responsible for building the present church. He died in 1785.
The sculpture is by Nollekens of Belgium.
Church of the Holy Rood, Ossington
A typical "estate" church, built for the convenience of the owner of Ossington Hall, rather than the village. It was built between 1782 and 1785 as a replacement for an earlier church to the design of John Carr of York, and remains little altered from its original state.

Originally there was a mausoleum of the Denison family attached to the east end, but this became unstable and was demolished in 1838, the east wall of the church remaining blank. A vestry was added in the 19th century.

The church remains a fine example of a Georgian period church. Listed Grade I.

The churchyard contains the graves of many of the Denison family who owned Ossington Hall, as well as a fine Grade II* listed sundial. The perimeter wall of the churchyard is also Listed Grade II.
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Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
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Joseph Nollekens 
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