SK7374 : Church of St Nicholas, Askham

taken 5 years ago, near to Askham, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Nicholas, Askham
Church of St Nicholas, Askham
The south side of the chancel with the twin lancet window and priests door.
Church of St Nicholas, Askham
A simple church consisting of west tower, nave and chancel. The church was restored in 1907 and the south porch was added at this time.

The layout of the church suggests a Norman origin and there is evidence of Norman masonry in the south nave wall. The chancel has lancet windows on north an south sides, and may be of early English date, the east window is 14th century Decorated style. The nave windows are early Perpendicular, the tower possibly a bit later, but also in Perpendicular style.
The interior is relatively plain, as can be expected with the lack of aisles. There are two decorated niches at the break of nave and chancel, probably 14th century, discovered during the restoration of 1907, and the remains of an Early English piscina. The altar rails date from the late 17th century. The panelled pulpit is undated, but the current condition of the wood and the style suggest that it is at least older than the pews, possibly from late 18th or early 19th century. The kingpost roof of the nave has delicately carved king posts, from an 1863 rebuilding.

The church is Listed Grade II*. For more information see the Nottingham Church History Project LinkExternal link
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, 15 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church Detail 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7398 7499 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.0053N 0:53.5357W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7398 7498
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Chancel  Lancet Windows  Grade II(star) Listed Building 

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