CHURCH (Early Medieval to 21st Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 72633 88426 (28m by 20m)
Map sheet SK78NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Clayworth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Norman walls but windows altered. Late C13 decorated with C15 nave clerestorey. W tower, nave, N and S aisles and chapels, chancel. S chapel c 1388 of St Nicholas, with original stone screen. Ground floor of tower could be pre-conquest. Tudor tomb monument, 1558, Humphrey Fitzwilliam and wife, between chancel and N chapel. C18 and C19 wall monuments. Brasses of 1630 (replaced 1957) and 1678. Porch rebuilt c 1880 but retaining Med water stoop. Much restored 1874. (1)
Copy of rector's plan of 1676 and owners of pews. Part of present chancel arch wall possibly E Med. (2)
The tomb chest measures approximately 2085 x 990 x 1290mm and is comprised primarily of what is thought to be slate, plaster and brick. Humphrey Fitzwilliam was buried at Clayworth the 26th October 1556 and his wife Anne was buried 30th June 1558. This is a fine and rare example of early English Renaissance decorative plasterwork, it is also the earliest known plaster monument in the United Kingdom. It is therefore with a doubt of national importance as a work of art. (3)

Listed buildings slides, 21 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 89 (Monograph). SNT4.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1909, TTS, pp 12-18 (Published document). SNT336.

<3> Skillington Workshop Limited, 2013, St Peter's Church, Clayworth, Nottinghamshire. Second stage conservation report concerning the plaster tomb chest to Humphrey Fitzwilliam. (Unpublished document). SNT4680.

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  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 21 slides.
  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 89.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1909. TTS. 13. pp 12-18.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Skillington Workshop Limited. 2013. St Peter's Church, Clayworth, Nottinghamshire. Second stage conservation report concerning the plaster tomb chest to Humphrey Fitzwilliam..

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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