St Michael's Church, Cotham, Nottinghamshire

Address: Cotham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5JS
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A church set in picturesque countryside

Surrounded by picturesque countryside, you reach Medieval St Michael’s by walking along a country lane, over a stile and across a field.

It has a wonderful mix of windows in different Gothic styles. The tower and the west part of the nave were pulled down in the latter part of the 18th-century leaving the basic layout we see today.

Careful investigation reveals two 14th-century monuments partially hidden in the south wall. The two uppermost corbel stones on the west wall of the nave suggest the position of a gallery, long since vanished.

Below these are three carved Medieval corbel stone 'faces’ rescued from the old church.

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Road directions

4 miles south of Newark, off A46; take country lanes to the village of Cotham, or from A1 at Long Berrington take Valley Road to Askerton Hill, fork left off Grange Lane to Cotham; access to church across stile and field

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Newark Castle (4.18 miles); Newark North Gate (4.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 794 476

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Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

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, Leciestershire and Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

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

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Comments

  1. Patricia wood (19 Oct 2012, 16:59)

    My grandfather Rev. Clarence Elwell was rector here in the 50's and 60's. I enjoyed visiting the church greatly during this time and I also
    have recollections of many of the villagers. A beautiful, simple,yet
    holy place with an unusual approach, through a meadow,from the road.
    Not many other churches have this approach.

  2. Josie Shankland (29 May 2013, 15:02)

    I lived on the outskirts of Cotham (Asherton Hill) for 17 years 1954-1971. I remember going to Sunday School in the church, Mrs Caunt used to play the piano. Over recent years I have visited the church, brought back memoriies, a beautiful and tranquil place to be.

  3. doreen hoyle (29 Sep 2013, 13:40)

    I was evacuated to Cotahm during the war I stayed with a a family called Caunt we went to St Michaels Church every Sunday Mrs Caunt played piano 1943-1945

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St Michael's Church, Cotham, 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

Wheelchair access as church is reached across a field.

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.