Building record M929 - Church of St Mary, Plumtree


CHURCH (Early Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 61508 33097 (31m by 18m)
Map sheet SK63SW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Plumtree, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The tower is remarkable for its large-scale Norman blank arcading on the whole height of the ground floor. It was rebuilt in 1906 [by] P. H. Currey of Derby. Perpendicular clerestory. Pretty screen by Bodley & Garner … [by whom] the church was restored in 1873-4. (1)
A section of Saxon walling was revealed during the restoration of the tower, April 1906. Wall of herringbone construction, partly clad with the original plaster, with a horizontal chase c 16 ft from the floor. (2)
Now concealed by rebuilding - herringbone courses below the chase make Saxon date doubtful, but the wall is certainly much older than the tower. (3)
A false tower ceiling and rebuilding now hides any structural evidence of Saxon work. (4)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

2 colour print, 2/20,21 (negs F 14/3), SMR

Listed buildings slides, 2 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 290 (Monograph). SNT4.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1905, TTS, pp 79-82 (Published document). SNT332.

<3> Royal Arch Institute, 1916, Archaeological Journal, p 198 (Published document). SNT105.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

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  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 2 slides.
  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 290.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1905. TTS. 9. pp 79-82.
  • <3> Published document: Royal Arch Institute. 1916. Archaeological Journal. 73. p 198.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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