SK8174 : Church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent

taken 5 years ago, near to Dunham on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent
Church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent
The south side of the church showing damage to the roof and the temporary barrier.
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.
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Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
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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.
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Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church Detail 
Date (from Tags)
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8150 7448 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.6643N 0:46.7802W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8151 7446
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Other Tags
T.C. Hine (Architect)  Grade I Listed  Parish Church  Dilapidated 

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