Key Things to See at Southwell Minster

Here you can see Norman Romanesque architecture with three different levels, creating a Triforium and Clerestory supported by great stone pillars 16 feet in circumference. The construction of this nave was started in 1108 and it took 50 years to complete. The oak roof was destroyed by fire on November 5th in 1711.

Great War Memorial Window by Nicholas MynheerThis outstanding window was designed by Nicholas Mynheer in 2014. It is a memorial to the men from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who lost their lives in the First World War. The design seeks to reflect the need for forgiveness and reconciliation

View a large image of the window.

The Chapter House is now reopen after the installation of a new cantilever lift which now provides full access to this glorious part of the Minster.

The Chapter House was built beside a baptismal pool at the end of the 13th Century. It is decorated with rich naturalistic stone carvings. These world renowned leaves are based on close study of local hedgerows, yet contain green men and creatures both real and fanciful. At least 16 varieties of foliage demonstrate dexterity and remarkably accurate observation. This Chapter House is one of the most beautiful buildings in this country.

Find out more about the Leaves of Southwell.