Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire Volume 7

Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...the following interesting paper. MR. HARRY GILL'S PAPER. This church calls for very little architectural description; its picturesque situation and its long connection with the illustrious families of Manvers and Pierrepont being the chief points of interest. As early as the days of Henry I., the Manor of Holme was in possession of the Manvers family, and the second name was added in the reign of Edward I., when the sole heiress was married to Henry of the Castle of Pierrepont in France. The church still bears its original dedication to St. Edmund, at one time the most popular patron saint in England, although only three other churches in the county are dedicated to him. Like most of our village churches it has been altered and restored from time to time, until all traces of antiquity have been removed, and the exterior has assumed a very modern appearance. The steeple at the west end is the most ancient feature. It is in the late Perpendicular style. Judging by the mouldings and the tracery in the belfry lights which are debased and shew evident signs of the coming decline, I should fix the date of erection during the reign of Henry VII. The remainder of the external work was rebuilt by the Marquis of Dorchester in 1666. This was a time when Gothic architecture had declined and a quasi-classical style was in favour. The window tracery is very clumsy, and while the arches internally are pointed in imitation of Gothic, externally they are semi-circular. The porch (now quite hidden by a thick growth of ivy) is quite classical, having on either side Doric columns supporting a semi-circular arch, with a square panel above, containing the heraldic lion of the Pierreponts. All the mouldings and details are based upon Grecian rather than Gothic models, ...show more

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