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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 129884
OS Grid Reference: SP1516228335
OS Grid Coordinates: 415162, 228335
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9533, -1.7808
There is also a scheduled monument, Cross and Well at Condicote 65m South West of St Nicholas's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SP 12 NE
3/1 Church of St Nicholas
Anglican Parish Church. Late C12 nave and chancel with C15 remodelling, restored
(heavily) 1888 by Mark Hookham of Stow-on-the-Wold. Rubble with Cotswold stone
roof. Small 3-bay nave with gabled south porch (of 1888), bay chancel heavily
buttressed to south and with vestry to North. The West gable end is capped
by a single bellcote (1888) but retains 3 enriched strings with chevron (below),
pellet (centre) and double cable (upper), as well as central wall buttress below
central lancet; it is largely built in ashlar. The South wall may have been
rebuilt in C15; it retains a C12 eaves string and has a 3-light square head
window with rectilinear tracery. The South door is richly ornamented: 2 orders
of nook-shafts, inner ones twisted on chevron bases, scallop caps; label of
saltire crosses, the outer order is of projecting chevron, the inner of cable,
and bead. The tympanum is decorated with a diaper of chip-carved crosses, as
at Aston Blank and Upper Slaughter, over a larger similar lintel in a surround
of chevron on a roll-mould and hollow jambs. The chancel has corner and 2 added
buttresses and dado string. To South blocked central window, 2-light plate-
tracery window without label with off-centre low-side window below it. The 2
round headed lancets in East wall were restored in 1888 (pace BOE). On North
side a string with plain chevron ornament. The North wall of the nave has a
moulded string, but has been remodelled, fragments probably from North door
Interior scraped and 2 steps down. Chancel arch (rebuilt?) pointed with keeled
roll-mould, hollow outer chevron order and label of saltire grosses, the nook
shafts are reserved within chevron jambs, scallop caps, pelletted imposts; on
chancel side the archway is plainer with saltire crosses, the chamfered jambs
suggesting a remodelling date of c.1200. The chancel has a c.1200 string, pointed
piscina with broken projecting lip on crude-head corbel and chaumbries. Panelled
(re-used C17?) reredos. Marble wall monument on N side of chancel to John Payne
(died 1813). Font octagonal on heavy stem, possibly C14, moulded lip; Verey
suggests that it is C15 and cut back from circular bowl.
Listing NGR: SP1516228335
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Source: English Heritage
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