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Sookholm Church 1972

Type; Base of church tower

Location;  Sookholm, SK 548669

Project Leaders Jim Turner and Frank Fletcher

 

A local group of enthusiasts were involved in the restoration of the tiny and neglected church at Sookholm .Pevsner describes the building as a ‘simple, two cell, Norman chapel which could be as early as 1100’.

Evidence in the stonework of the west elevation suggested that a tower may have existed and the Society was asked to confirm this.

A small area excavation revealed the foundations of a square tower and the only small find was a fragment of a decorated clasp possibly from a prayer book.

Curiously, the base of the tower was found to be several dgrees out of alignment with the existing body of the church.

Drawings of these foundations and a south elevation of the church are filed in Mansfield Museum.

Sookholm Church Foundations 1961

Sookholme 001 Sookholme church ex.