St. Wilfrid's Church, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

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Coordinates: 53°05′50″N 01°16′08″W / 53.09722°N 1.26889°W / 53.09722; -1.26889

St. Wilfrid's Church, Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website http://stwilfridskirkbyinashfield.com
History
Dedication St. Wilfrid
Administration
Parish Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York

St. Wilfrid's Church, Kirkby-in-Ashfield is a parish church in the Church of England in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

The church is Grade II listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as it is a building of special architectural or historic interest.[1]

History[edit]

The medieval church was destroyed by fire and a new church was erected in 1907 by the Duke of Portland to a design by the archiect L. Ambler.[2][1] The church has one of the most beautiful interiors with a fine reredos and chancel screen.[3]

The church of St Wilfrid stands on a site believed to have been first used for a church in the seventh century AD and an ancient church is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086.[4]

Source[edit]

  1. ^ a b English Heritage. "CHURCH OF ST WILFRID (1275908)". National Heritage List for England .
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1979). Nottinghamshire (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England). Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin. p. 156. ISBN 978-0300096361. 
  3. ^ Churches in the Ashfield Area. Ashfield District Council
  4. ^ The Church of England, Available at: http://www.achurchnearyou.com/kirkby-in-ashfield-st-wilfrid/