Church of St Swithun, Churchgate, East Retford - Bassetlaw

Church in the centre of East Retford. C13 origins, with major rebuilding work in the 1650s following the collapse of the central tower. The church has been suffering from many leaks. Nave and aisle roof coverings were repaired with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2010 and a second phase of repairs to transept roofs and tower was completed in 2014. Further roofing and masonry repairs still urgently required in other areas, and this will be carried out as funding allows.

Church of St Swithun, Churchgate, East Retford - Bassetlaw
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: PARISH CHURCH OF ST SWITHUN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1370346
  • Local Planning Authority: Bassetlaw
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Swithun
  • Street Name: Churchgate
  • Locality: East Retford
  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • District / Borough: Bassetlaw
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bassetlaw
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA