Church of St Martin of Tours, Saundby, Nottinghamshire

Address: Gainsborough Road, Saundby, East Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9ER
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An exceptional example of good restoration

This Medieval church has an impressive pinnacled tower dated 1504. However, following some exceptionally sympathetic 19th century restoration it is hard to tell where the Medieval fabric ends and Victorian work begins.

The north aisle seems to be wholly 19th century though it was probably built on Medieval foundations.

Outstanding features include a 14th century effigy, a monument of 1599 and an excellent cycle of stained glass by the renowned Victorian designer Charles Kempe, completed between 1885-1890.

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Road directions

7 miles north east of Retford on A620 Gainsborough Road between North Wheatley and Beckingham; church in hamlet of Saundby

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Gainsborough Lea Road (2.2 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 785 879

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.



 



PDF iconDerbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.4mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Church of St Martin of Tours, Saundby, Nottinghamshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Please be aware that there are several steep steps down into the nave. A disabled ramp is stored in the church. Please call 07799 424079 for information before visiting.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.