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Church Micro 5416...Bawtry

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Hidden : 03/11/2014
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St Nicholas,

Bawtry


Picture this: unlike the quiet side street you will tread to visit the church today, way back in the 12th century the wharf was just below the church and the church was at the centre of a busy inland port, with sailors and merchants busily going about their business. The church, dedicated to St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, welcomed many about to set sail or who came to give thanks for a safe return. Built in 1189 the original part of the church was probably half the size of the church now but the additions, alterations and repairs have been sensitively carried out creating the beautiful building you see today.

So, what is there to see? The font – just imagine how many have been brought to baptism here! The 15th century pillars are worth a look too. There are wonderful large dark boards on the north wall that have the Ten Commandments written on them. A beautiful 16th century painting depicts the flight of Joseph, Mary and Jesus to Egypt. There is also some wonderful stonework in the 13th century east window - the wonderful carved moulding on the outside is said to be one of only two of its kind in the country. There is a 15th century chapel, and the red and gold altar is in memory of all men who have died for peace. It features figures of St George and St Michael and of soldiers by the cross.

 


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