Building record M4775 - Church of St John the Evangelist, Carlton in Lindrick


CHURCH (Early Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 58825 83901 (28m by 17m)
Map sheet SK58SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Carlton in Lindrick, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

W tower and some traces in the body of the church are of pre-conquest date. There was a church at Carlton in Lindrick at time of DB survey. (1)
The tower of the church ... belongs to the type of late Saxon tower, of which there are many examples in N Lincs. (2)
Chancel, nave of 3 bays, aisles and W tower. S aisle added 1832. Tower, with much herring-bone work, undoubtedly Saxon, but much altered in Norman days and in later times. Arch into nave Norman of 3 orders. Fine Norman W doorway ... In Perp period clerestory added to nave and upper stage to tower. E window of chancel late Perp. (Calls church All Saints). (3)
There will probably always be some discussion whether or not the present W tower, nave and parts of the chancel belong to the pre-conquest church. Our view is that ... the W tower cannot be pre-Norman. On the other hand, the belfry openings in the second stage are in the typical Anglo-Saxon manner (rebuilt into the tower, or built in an old style?). Pieces of bright red Ro brick in the tower (with one piece also in the S wall of the chancel) are probably survivals from the older church ... The evidence of the Ro brick and herringbone work in both the lower stages, indicates that these 2 stages are of one date ... c 1080-1110. There is no long and short work anywhere in the building. (5)
Church of St John the Evangelist and All Souls, in use for public worship. A quantity of Ro bricks is incorporated into the pre-conquest tower. (6)
The tower is period C - latest Anglo-Saxon or Saxo-Norman - 950-1100 AD. The W wall of the nave is earlier than the tower, proved by the fact that the tower is not in bond with it but meets it in a straight vertical joint and higher up the tower is built on top of the wall of the nave. The side walls of the nave appear to be contemporary with the W wall. (7)
Late Saxon or more probably Saxo-Norman. C11 W tower is complete. Nave W wall and S walls earlier than tower. C15 buttresses. Sculpture: Norman. Font: Plain, early Norman. (9)
Over the ... C14 priests' doorway is a re-used assymmetrical pagan stone carved in relief with a sun and moon and 2 stars under a semi-circular moulding. Carved into this is a later cross. (10)
The building work revealed no evidence of any features other than (post medieval) inhumations in the churchyard. It appears that each of several phases of burials in this part of the churchyard have destroyed former inhumations, the disarticulated and fragmentary remains of which were evident at all levels of the soakaway. (11)
See M5509, M5510 - crosses in churchyard, L6128 - bank in churchyard.

Listed buildings slides, 44 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Associated Archit Socs, 1869-70, Reports, pp 165-9 (Published document). SNT422.

<2> Thompson A Hamilton, 1912, Medieval Church Architecture of Notts - in Guilford EL, pp 17-18 (Published document). SNT741.

<3> Cox JC, 1912, Churches of Notts, pp 56-7 (Published document). SNT589.

<4> Baldwin Brown G, 1925, The Arts in Early England - Anglo-Saxon Architecture, pp 447-8, 439 (Published document). SNT444.

<5> Thoroton Society, 1954, TTS, pp 37-52 (Published document). SNT368.

<6> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

<7> Taylor HM, 1965, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, vol 1, pp 149 - 152 (Published document). SNT71.

<8> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<9> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., pp 92-3 (Monograph). SNT4.

Other Refs: plate 3

<10> DOE (HHR), 12/04/1988, Bassetlaw, pp 13-15 (Published document). SNT628.

<11> ARCUS, Feb 1995, A Watching Brief at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, p 3 (Unpublished document). SNT2176.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 44 slides.
  • <1> Published document: Associated Archit Socs. 1869-70. Reports. 10. pp 165-9.
  • <2> Published document: Thompson A Hamilton. 1912. Medieval Church Architecture of Notts - in Guilford EL. pp 17-18.
  • <3> Published document: Cox JC. 1912. Churches of Notts. pp 56-7.
  • <4> Published document: Baldwin Brown G. 1925. The Arts in Early England - Anglo-Saxon Architecture. 2. pp 447-8, 439.
  • <5> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1954. TTS. 58. pp 37-52.
  • <6> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <7> Published document: Taylor HM. 1965. Anglo-Saxon Architecture. vol 1, pp 149 - 152.
  • <8> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <9> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. pp 92-3.
  • <10> Published document: DOE (HHR). 12/04/1988. Bassetlaw. pp 13-15.
  • <11> Unpublished document: ARCUS. Feb 1995. A Watching Brief at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire. p 3.

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