St Nicholas' Church, Littleborough, Nottinghamshire

Littleborough Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HD
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Open daily from 10am - 4pm. For further information please contact the Local Community Officer via email [email protected]
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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.