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Free Landmark Places of Worship: City Centre (Lace Market)

Tick 9.3

St Mary's in the Lace Market Church

0.5km
High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham. NG1 1HN • (0115) 948 3658
St Mary's in the Lace Market, Nottingham
St Mary's in the Lace Market, Nottingham

St Mary's is the ancient Parish and Civic Church of Nottingham, the largest medieval building in the City and an excellent example of the Perpendicular style of architecture. It is believed that the present building is the third church on the site.

The church occupies a prominent position in what was originally the Saxon town of Nottingham. The French town developed around the Castle, built soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is not known when the first church was built on this site, but as there was a meeting of church leaders in Nottingham in 930 it is possible that it was held in the town because it had a church, the forerunner of this church.

The first authentic record of a church in Nottingham is in the Domesday Book (1086) and because the town was destroyed by fire in 1140, and again in 1174, it is likely that the second building dated from the late 12th Century. Fragments of a building in the Romanesque or Norman style were found buried under the floor of the present building during structural work in 1844-8. The present building was mostly completed by 1475, except for the tower which was finished some 30 years later.

Features:

Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday for church services (please check the website for full details).

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the east of the city centre on the corner of High Pavement and St Mary's Gate.

Getting There:

NET Lace Market NET tram stop: Five minutes walk.
National Rail Nottingham railway station: Ten minutes walk.

Parking:

Parking available nearby - payment required.

St Mary's in the Lace Market, NottinghamSt Mary's in the Lace Market, Nottingham
St Mary's in the Lace Market, NottinghamSt Mary's in the Lace Market, Nottingham
St Mary's in the Lace Market, NottinghamSt Mary's in the Lace Market, Nottingham
St Mary's in the Lace Market, NottinghamSt Mary's in the Lace Market, Nottingham
St Mary's in the Lace Market Church, High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham. NG1 1HN • (0115) 948 3658

Last Updated Thursday 9 June 2022

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