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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Hulcote and Salford, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0399 / 52°2'23"N

Longitude: -0.6246 / 0°37'28"W

OS Eastings: 494434

OS Northings: 238833

OS Grid: SP944388

Mapcode National: GBR F1S.4WV

Mapcode Global: VHFQK.4Z4M

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Location: Hulcote and Salford, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Parish: Hulcote and Salford

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38315

Source ID: 1114036

Listing Text

HULCOTE AND SALFORD HULCOTE
SP 93 NW
SP 9438
5/18 Church of St Nicholas
23.1.61
I
Parish Church. Circa 1590, built by Richard Chernock, then in possession of
Hulcote Manor. Some late C19 restoration. Coursed rubble, mixture of
limestone, ironstone and cobbles. Ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs.
Chancel, nave, S porch, tower. All windows are square-headed and have
diamond leading. Chancel: 3-light mullion and transom E window, each lignt
with slightly rounded pointed-arched head. E wall external stonework
repaired with brick, with C19 wall tablet inserted. N and S walls each have
2-light mullion and transom window. N elevation has later red brick
buttresses. S elevation has small doorway with rounded archway under square
head. Door is decorated with scrolled ironwork. Nave: N and S elevations eacn
have one 3-light and one 2-light mullion and transom window. N elevation has
blocked 4-centred arched doorway cut by western window. S porch: apparently
rebuilt, partially blocks western nave window. Gabled 4-centred arched
doorway. Door has decorative studding in chevron and diamond patterning, and
with initials R.C. Single lights to side elevations. W tower: 3 stages, with
diagonal buttresses to W angles. N elevation has semi-circular stair turret
projecting from wall. Ground stage has 2-light mullion and transom window to
W. Bell-stage has 2-light mullioned window to each side. E one blocked by
nave roof, others with wood louvres. Plain parapet with crocketed pinnacles
to angles. Interior: Pointed tower arch. Segmental-arched plaster ceiling.
Nave has some reset C16 panelling with a variety of motifs, including
linenfold, a moor's head and the initials W.A. Chanel choir stalls constructed
from re-used Jacobean panelling. C17 communion rails with twisted balusters.
Chancel E wall has brass to Richard Chernock, 1616. Chancel N wall has
polychrome 3-tier wall monument to same Richard Chernock, with kneeling
figures of Chernock, his 2 wives and numerous children. Chancel has several
other C18 and C19 wall monuments. Nave floor has brass to Mary Nicholls,
1619.

Listing NGR: SP9443438833

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