St Nicholas' Church, Littleborough, Nottinghamshire
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You can now help support the work of the Churches Conservation Trust in caring for St Nicholas' by text:
To donate £5 please send LIT to 70970
To give £10 please send LIT to 70191
A church built on Roman remains
This tiny Norman church lies down a quiet country lane, close to the Trent.
It stands near the site of an old Roman fort - they built a military station here by the stone causeway across the river, both now long gone. Roman brick and tile have been used in its walls recalling the empire that brought its civilisation to England almost two thousand years ago.
Look out for the Roman 'herring-bone'; design in the masonry. The simple two-cell stone building probably belongs to the second half of the eleventh century.
The Norman doorway and massive chancel arch are particularly interesting, the latter incorporating two smaller Saxon pillars.
A pair of eccentric churches
A strangely beautiful church
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
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.
8 miles east of Retford off A620; at village of North Wheatley take country (Roman) road to Sturton le Steeple and east to the hamlet of Littleborough
Nearest railway station: Gainsborough Lea Road (3.6 miles)
History & Further Information
Useful 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 churchLittleborough St. Nicholas - Your Church Tour Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland County Guide 2012
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 forSt Nicholas' Church, Littleborough
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