St Andrew's Church, Langar

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Coordinates: 52°54′17″N 00°55′44″W / 52.90472°N 0.92889°W / 52.90472; -0.92889

St Andrew's Church,
Langar-cum-Barnstone
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St Andrew's Church, Langar-cum-Barnstone
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.wivertonchurches.org.uk/standrews/standrews.htm
History
Dedication St Andrew
Administration
Parish Langar, Nottinghamshire
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Clergy
Rector Revd Bronwen Gamble

St Andrew's Church, Langar-cum-Barnstone is a parish church in the Church of England in Langar, Nottinghamshire.

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

History[edit]

The church of St Andrew's is often called the "Cathedral of the Vale" for its size relative to the village. This may be in part due to its importance as a place of pilgrimage in Saxon times.

The church was heavily restored by Thomas Butler in 1860. It contains memorials to Scrope Howe, 1st Viscount Howe (died 1712), Emanuel Scrope Howe, 2nd Viscount Howe (died 1734), and Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (died 1799).

The North Transept contains monuments to the Chaworth family of nearby Wiverton Hall. In the South Transept is a magnificent monument to Thomas, Lord Scrope and his wife, Philadelphia, with their son, Emanuel, kneeling at their feet. This transept also contains the blocked entrance to the Howe tomb, with a tablet to the memory of Admiral Howe, second daughter Mary Juliana Howe and Mary, Countess Howe.

Current parish status[edit]

St Andrew's Church, Langar-cum-Barnstone, belongs to the Wiverton group of parishes,[2] which includes St Giles's Church, Cropwell Bishop, All Saints' Church, Granby, Holy Trinity Church, Tythby, St John's Church, Colston Bassett, St Mary's Church, Barnstone, and St Michael and All Angels' Church, Elton on the Hill.

Organ[edit]

The organ came from St John's Church, Codnor, and arrived in 1906. It is by Lloyd of Nottingham. The specifications of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

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