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Rainworth – St George

Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire NG21

A  portal  framed  structure  of  1960,  not  of  special  architectural  or historic importance.

A Mass centre was established in Blidworth in 1942, served from Mansfield. In 1958, the  villages  of  Blidworth  and  Rainworth  were  assigned  to  the  new  parish  of  St Patrick, Forest Town and the present site was acquired for a chapel of ease conveniently located for both villages. The church opened in July 1960 and cost somE £8000.  The  architect  has  not  been  established,  but  similarities  with  St  Pius  X, Narborough (portal frame, asymmetrical main entrance) suggest Thomas E. Wilson.

The church is a prefabricated structure with a laminated timber portal frame, externally clad in brick and vertical weatherboarding (entrance front). The shallow pitched roof is covered in felt. There is a later, asymmetrically-place brick entrance porch. The interior is a single volume, the bay divisions marked by the laminated timber frame. The walls are plastered apart from the east wall of the sanctuary, which is bare brick. Furnishings include a Gothic marble font of 19th  century character, brought here from elsewhere.

Heritage Details

Architect: Thomas E. Wilson (unconfirmed attribution)

Original Date: 1960

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed