Nobility and architecture in Nottinghamshire
Non Member: £95.00
Explore Nottinghamshire’s links to nobility, impressive architecture and unusual art.
The first visit of this coach tour will be the church of St Peter's, Clayworth. This beautiful Grade I listed parish church was built between 1150 and 1180 and is regarded as one of the finest village churches in the county.
The next stop will be the Church of St Martin of Tours, Saundby. This medieval church was sympathetically restored in the nineteenth century and features a 14th-century effigy, a monument of 1599 and an excellent cycle of stained glass.
Following this we will visit St Nicholas' Church, Littleborough. This tiny Norman church lies down a quiet country lane, close to the Trent. The Norman doorway and massive chancel arch are particularly interesting features.
The next stop will be at the impressive Milton Mausoleum, Newark. A splendid classical building with its domed tower that was designed by Sir Robert Smirke for the 4th Duke of Newcastle as a mausoleum for his wife
The final visit on the tour will be at St Peter's Church, Gamston. A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott. The 14th century tower boasts a complete ring of six bells of exceptional significance.
Travel: Depart Retford train station at 10:00, returning by 16:30.
Photo credit: Peter Clegg