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“Old with a real sense of History”
Review of St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church
Ranked #27 of 131 things to do in Nottingham
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Owner description: Situated in the original Saxon settlement called Lace Market, this is the oldest Christian Foundation in Nottingham.
Nottingham
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“Old with a real sense of History”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Aside from most churches in the city, this is truly very old, living in the lace market area. Do go when they have events on, i personally adore the christmas service, with the free mince pies and sherry...sing your head off and then munch :D

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“Nottingham's Parish Church.”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is one of my favourite places to visit for I live in Nottingham.The stained glass windows are beautiful. If you get the chance to sit and listen to the choir rehearsing it is worth it!

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“Pretty Square in Old Lacemarket”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Church is in a pretty square in the old lacemarket. There are some nice old pubs around the church. The church is friendly and does nice services.

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“Robin Hood's escape route”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

on High Pavement stands the Gothic spired St Mary’s Church. The building was competed in 1475 as has not changed in more than 500 years. But there were at least three buildings before that. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book and goes back deep into the times of Robin Hood when Sherwood Forest edged the city outskirts.
Legend had it that Robin and his men had a secret escape route under the church, which so often left the Sheriff and his men as baffled as he usually is in numerous TV Shows and big screen movie epics.
A few years ago restoration work on the church foundations an ancient tunnel was discovered in the sandstone and it ran well into what would have Sherwood of the time. To the locals it was added proof to the existence of the legendary hero. It’s worth a look.

Visited September 2011
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“One of the Greater Churches of England”
Reviewed February 22, 2011

According to the tourist information in the church, this is the largest medieval building in Nottingham. It certainly is large and impressive with enormous windows, many filled with stained glass.

The verger was very helpful pointing out some features of the church for us to look at.

I was lucky enough to be there just as the choir arrived and started rehearsing. They sounded stunning.

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