SK7160 : Church of St Radegund, Maplebeck

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

Church of St Radegund, Maplebeck
Church of St Radegund, Maplebeck
One of only 5 churches in the country dedicated to St Radegund, a 6th century Thuringian nun canonised in the 9th century. The dedication is a late19th century introduction, the church having been dedicated to St John up to at least 1895, but there is no specific record of the change. The church dates largely from the 13th century, the tower being 14th century, being founded as a chapel belonging to the Knights Hospitaller who had a 'camera' at nearby Winkburn. Listed Grade I.
There is a bench mark Link on the near face of the side buttress of the chancel.
St Radegund's church, Maplebeck

Grade I listed.

The church dates from the 13th century onwards and was restored in 1898 by Hodgson Fowler.
There is a west tower, nave and north aisle under continuous roof, chancel and south porch.
The tower dates from the 14th century and has an octagonal broach spire. The tower arch is early 14th century.
The nave has three bays. The north arcade is early 14th century with octagonal piers.

The chancel was mostly rebuilt in 1898, as was the south porch although the roof is 15th century.
The font is 14th century, restored in the 19th century, and has an octagonal bowl.

In the 17th century Saint Radegund's was said to be in a " ruinous condition", having been used as a barn and stable for a number of years.
Repairs were carried out and a gallery was added at the west end of the nave, but by the 1890s it was in a state of dilapidation, and extensive restoration was carried out.

The church can seat up to 80 people.

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
Sunday, 1 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Period (from Tags)
13th Century  14th Century 
Dedication (from Tags)
St Radegund 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7109 6076 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.3556N 0:56.3248W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7110 6074
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Parish Church  Church of England  Grade I Listed 

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