CHURCH (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 74854 77066 (29m by 15m)
Map sheet SK77NW
District Bassetlaw
Locality Headon
Civil Parish Headon cum Upton, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Sturdy, short Early English west tower the top rebuilt in the 1885 restoration. Early English arcades. Double-chamfered arches. (c.1190 – c.1250). The aisles, chancel, and clerestory are all Perpendicular in date (c.1335 – c.1530). (1)
The excavation of a dry trench around the present church located footings of destroyed portions of an earlier church and a semi-effigy of a knight (c 1325) adjacent to the chancel. The footings of the aisles which originally flanked the tower were observed extending north and south from the front of the tower and west from the south aisle. Less substantial foundations were located extending east from the north aisle, suggesting a chapel or similar building north of the chancel. The sunken or demi-effigy is carved on a rectangular slab of dense yellow limestone 1.9m. x 0.55m., bordered by a wide, plain chamfer. (2)
Bank separating the church from the Rectory. (3)
7 timber samples from the bell-frame and 1 from an oak chest were analysed. Tentative felling date of 1408-1428 for the bell-frame. The timber from the oak chest was probably felled in the late C14 at the earliest. (4)

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

Negs, BW prints, (2), SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

Graham Beaumont, 1999, Bell (Plan). SNT4410.

Graham Beaumont, Feb & Jun '9, St Peter's Church, bell frame dendro report (Plan). SNT2991.

<1> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 142 (Monograph). SNT4.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1981, TTS, p 115-6 (Published document). SNT394.

<3> OS, 1920, 1:2500, County Series 1920 (Map). SNT1029.

Other Refs: 15/5

<4> Nottingham Tree Ring Dating Laboratory, 1999, Church of St.Peter, Church Lane, Headon-Cum-Upton - Dendro Report (Unpublished document). SNT5086.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • --- Plan: Graham Beaumont. Feb & Jun '9. St Peter's Church, bell frame dendro report. A3 & A4. 1. Measured sketch.
  • --- Plan: Graham Beaumont. 1999. Bell. A4.
  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 142.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1981. TTS. 85. p 115-6.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1920. 1:2500, County Series 1920.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Nottingham Tree Ring Dating Laboratory. 1999. Church of St.Peter, Church Lane, Headon-Cum-Upton - Dendro Report.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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