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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103374
OS Grid Reference: ST8398002796
OS Grid Coordinates: 383980, 102796
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8245, -2.2288
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ST 80 SW -
6/98 Church of St Nicholas
Church, 1840 by Lewis Vulliamy. Banded flint and ashlar with ashlar dressings.
Stone slate roof with stone copings. Plan: nave; chancel, north and south
transepts, west porch with tower over. 2 stage west - tower surmounted by
octagonal stone spire. West door has pointed head with ogee curved label and
foliate finial. Above is a trophy of arms in a cinquefoiled niche. Cinquefoiled
window north and blank cinquefoil to south bearing inscription "MM 1840". 2-light
belfry windows with curvilinear tracery. Arcaded cornice above. Nave has
cinquefoiled lancets. Transept windows are of 2-lights with pointed heads and
returned labels. 5-light, pointed, east window with perpendicular tracery and
label with carved stops. Original ribbed doors.
Internal features: moulded, ribbed roofs forming panels, the chancel being
decorated with stars; pointed, chamfered chancel arch with respond capitals;
boxed transepts; arcaded altar rails with moulded rail; C19 wooden traceried
pulpit; C19 glass; c19 pews; various C18 and c19 monuments. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol.III, p.292/3, no. 1, Newman, J. and Pevsner, N., The Buildings of England:
Dorset, 1972, p.477.)
Listing NGR: ST8398002796
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Source: English Heritage
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