St Giles' Church, Elkesley

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St Giles' Church, Elkesley
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St Giles' Church, Elkesley
53°16′19.46″N 0°58′27.48″W / 53.2720722°N 0.9743000°W / 53.2720722; -0.9743000Coordinates: 53°16′19.46″N 0°58′27.48″W / 53.2720722°N 0.9743000°W / 53.2720722; -0.9743000
Location Elkesley
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Giles
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Specifications
Bells 3 (Unringable)
Administration
Parish Elkesley
Deanery Bassetlaw and Bawtry
Archdeaconry Newark
Diocese Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Clergy
Bishop(s) The Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham and The Bishop of Sherwood
Dean Dean of Bassetlaw & Bawtry
Minister(s) Angela Morfett-Jones
Archdeacon Archdeacon of Newark

St Giles' Church, Elkesley is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England[1] in Elkesley.

A church was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Some parts of the present church is 13th century. The original dedication was All Hallows or All Saints, but after the Reformation it was changed to St Giles.

The church is in the early decorated style and made from local limestone. The church consists of a nave, north aisle, chancel and an embattled west tower with pinnacles. New pews were installed in 1845, the same time some parts of the church were partly rebuilt. [2]

Memorials include:

  • Catherine Sharpe, 1764, by Ant. Ince. South chancel
  • Edward and John Buckles, Mansfield. North chancel

Organ[edit]

The organ is by R. Holt dating from 1847.[3]

Bells[edit]

The treble is dated c1499 and is in the note of D. The second is dated c1499 and is in the note of C#. The tenor is dated c1499, in the note of C and weighs 6 cwt. The bell founder is unidentified, the bells are only one peal of two in Nottinghamshire to predate the Reformation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire: Nikolaus Pevsner.
  2. ^ http://dove.cccbr.org.uk/detail.php?DoveID=ELKESLEY
  3. ^ "N13598". National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR). Retrieved 2013-06-16. 

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