Churches of Teversal


St Katherine's Church, Teversal

Church History

"The Church of St. Catherine is of stone, chiefly in the Norman style, of which the doorway furnishes an excellent example, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western embattled tower with pinnicles, containing five bells."

[Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire, pub 1900]

The name of the church was originally spelt 'Catherine', after St Catherine, but over the years, with the varied spelling ability of the clergy, it changed to St. Katherines.

In the north wall of the church are three windows, of a type more usually found in 15th century manor houses. Some archaeologists believe that the windows came from nearby Hardwick Hall. In the ruins of the old hall there are three gaps, once thought to contain windows. The measurements of the gaps are the same as the three windows of the church.

The church was enlarged by J. Molyneux Esq. in 1617. He built a large family vault under the south aisle, where the Molyneux family were interred.

The collection of Molyneux hatchments hanging in the church is said to be the most complete set in any church in the country.

In 1877, a stained glass window was put into the chancel to commemorate the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon.

 

Parish Records

The old registers date back to 1571, and are in fair condition. They include one of the areas first references to coal mining, when Ann Wilson, daughter of John Wilson, a collier, was baptised in September 1610.

WB01572_.gif (254 bytes)   For further details of the parish registers please visit the Reference Section.

 

Non-conformists

I have found no record of any non-conformist chapels within the parish of Teversal, either in the village itself or any of its outlying hamlets.

 

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