Building record M4671 - CHURCH OF ST PETER AT GAMSTON


CHURCH (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 70874 76023 (32m by 16m)
Map sheet SK77NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Gamston (B), Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Early English chancel arch and south arcade. Perpendicular south aisle. Restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1855. Medieval effigies of a C14th prior and priest along with an alabaster effigy believed to be of Sir Bertram Manboucher, c.1420. (1)

There is an 18th century crypt at the western end of the south aisle. Only the topmost courses of the brick work were exposed before the ground was stabilised and the new floor constructed above it. The very loose backfill above the crypt was found to contain discarded architectural stonework. This stonework consisted of both old material discarded as it was broken or badly weathered and waste material, probably from the 19th century refurbishment of the church. An area of the chancel floor was also investigated due to its unevenness, the cause of which appeared to be the settling of the same uncompacted material that was encountered over the crypt in the south aisle. (2)

The drainage works in the churchyard recorded the location of five intact buries. (2)

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

1 colour slide, CS 14, SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 130 (Monograph). SNT4.

<2> J. Buglass, 2021, St. Peter's Church, Gamston, Nottinghamshire: Archaeological Monitoring and Recording (Unpublished document). SNT5262.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 130.
  • <2> Unpublished document: J. Buglass. 2021. St. Peter's Church, Gamston, Nottinghamshire: Archaeological Monitoring and Recording.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any questions or more information about this record? Please feel free to comment below with your name and email address. All comments are submitted to the website maintainers for moderation, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible. Comments, questions and answers that may be helpful to other users will be retained and displayed along with the name you supply. The email address you supply will never be displayed or shared.