St Wilfrid's Church, Low Marnham, Nottinghamshire

Address: Holme Lane, Low Marnham, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6SL
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A handsome Perpendicular church

This church presents an almost entirely 15th-century Perpendicular appearance from the outside.

Inside, however, the arcades of the nave are surprisingly different in character even though of similar date. The north side has low cylindrical pillars with circular capitals while the south has taller pillars, octagonal in plan with detached shafts. All contribute to a delightfully well-proportioned and spacious interior.

Several elegant monuments commemorate the Cartwrights in the 18th-century and there is a very handsome Coat of Arms.

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Road directions

4 miles east of Tuxford, off B1164 Tuxford to Sutton on Trent Great North Road; take country road across railway line to Normanton along Tuxford Road and Gracefield Lane to Low Marnham

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Collingham (5.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 806 694

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  1. Valerie Loriga nee Walsham (23 Jan 2012, 17:57)

    I visited the church several years ago when I discovered that members of my fathers family lived in Marnham. In the churchyard very near the main door are the gravestones of my 3 x great grandparents William and Mary Walsham (nee Banks) and of John Walsham and his wife Ann(nee Kent) 2 x great grandparents. All the children of William and and Mary were born in the village and were baptised and married in St Wilfrids. The Walsham family were tennant farmers at Hill Farm later passed on to Joseph Mudford (at one time landlord of the Brownlow Arms) Joseph married Mary Walsham my great grant aunt. In te church is a memorial to Ernest Walsham who was killed in WW1 (my fathers first cousin. My great grandfather William Walsham was a soldier in the Lifeguards, and then an officer in the City of London police, he married Emily Jane Mash but sadly both died fairly youg leaving my grandfather and his two brothers orphans.

  2. Roger Spencer (02 Jan 2013, 13:38)

    Can anyone tell of the story concerning the rather collapsed tomb bearing a skull and cossbones at one end and an egg timer at the other??
    The top inscribed slab is not readable, but no doubt a local family will know of the history..

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St Wilfrid's Church, Low Marnham, Nottinghamshire

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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.