St. Lawrence's Church, Thorpe
|St. Lawrence's Church, Thorpe|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Diocese||Southwell and Nottingham|
|Rector||Rev John Quarell|
The small church is that of St. Laurence, "a parish, in the union of Southwell, S. division of the wapentake of Newark and of the county of Nottingham, 3 miles (S. W.) from Newark; containing 108 inhabitants."
St. Laurence's church is "a picturesque village church, which was much restored by the rector Rev. William Wood during the Victorian period. Who also built the rectory through whose grounds one has to go in order to gain access to the church. The solid tower remains from the 12th century.
Some of the clergy of this parish include Mr Paget, rector 1587-89; Thomas Colman, rector 1591, Isaac Sharpe, rector 1598-1613, and John Scarlett, rector 1624-39.
"The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a small structure, upon an eminence, and has 40 acres (160,000 m2) of glebe. The rectory, valued in the King's books at £8, now £280, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and the Rev. Charles Townsend M.A. is the incumbent, who resides at the rectory, a neat, modern, brick mansion near the church."
Current parish status
It is in the United Benefice of Farndon with Thorpe and Hawton with Cotham:
- All Saints' Church, Hawton
- St. Lawrence's Church, Thorpe
- St. Peter's Church, Farndon
- St. Michael's Church, Cotham
- Thornville - Thorpe | British History Online
- Farndon and Hawton United Benefice - Saint Lawrence's Thorpe
- Clergy in Newark Deanery, 1587-1643 - Archdeaconry Resources - Manuscripts & Special Collections - The University of Nottingham
- http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NTT/ThorpebyNewark/index.html White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853