Church of St Martin of Tours, Saundby, Nottinghamshire
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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 nineteenth century restoration it is hard to tell where the medieval fabric ends and Victorian work begins. The north aisle seems to be wholly nineteenth century though it was probably built on medieval foundations.
Outstanding features include a fourteenth-century effigy, a monument of 1599 and an excellent cycle of stained glass by the renowned Victorian designer Charles Kempe completed between 1885-1890.
A pair of eccentric churches
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
A strangely beautiful church
Please be aware that there are several steep steps down into the nave. A disabled ramp is stored in the church. Please call 01132 441689 for information before visiting.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
7 miles north east of Retford on A620 Gainsborough Road between North Wheatley and Beckingham; church in hamlet of Saundby
Nearest railway station: Gainsborough Lea Road (2.2 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Experience Nottinghamshire tourism website: www.experiencenottinghamshire.com
- Days out with the kids in Nottinghamshire: www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk
- Nottinghamshire Family History Society: www.nottshistory.org.uk
- Nottinghamshire History: www.nottsfhs.org.uk
- Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust: www.nottshistoricchurchtrust.org.uk
- List of churches in Nottinghamshire: www.achurchnearyou.com
- Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham: www.southwell.anglican.org