St Michael's Church, Cotham, Nottinghamshire
- What's nearby
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 eighteenth-century leaving the basic layout we see today.
Careful investigation reveals two fourteenth-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.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A rustic chapel in a tranquil setting
Access to church is over a stile and across a field.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles south of Newark.
From A1 at Long Bennington take Valley Road. Grange Lane, fork left to Cotham.
From A46 – through Elston, take country lanes to Cotham.Access to church is over a stile and across a field.
Nearest railway station: Newark Castle (4.18 miles); Newark North Gate (4.3 miles)
History & Further Information
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 walkround guides we have for this church.Cotham St. Michael - Your Church Tour Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland County Guide
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 guides are also available at the church.
Community information for St Michael's Church, Cotham
All our Nottinghamshire churches are in CCT's North region.
Useful local links:
- Experience Nottinghamshire tourism website
- Days out with the kids in Nottinghamshire
- Nottinghamshire Historical & Archaeological Society
- Nottinghamshire History
- Nottinghamshire Family History Society
- Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust
- List of churches in Nottinghamshire
- Nottinghamshire is in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham