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Church of St Nicholas, Earl's Croome

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 152555

OS Grid Reference: SO8703542025
OS Grid Coordinates: 387035, 242025
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0764, -2.1906

Location: Church Lane, Earl's Croome, Worcestershire WR8 9DE

Locality: Earl's Croome
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR8 9DE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site 150m East of St Nicholas' 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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Listing Text


3/52 Church of St Nicholas


- II*

Church, Norman with later alterations and 1832 West tower. Blue lias stone
with some red sandstone dressings and Bath stone C19 dressings. Nave and
chancel, nave walls embracing West tower. 3 stage tower of squared rubble
stone with string courses and battlements. Neo-Norman West door and 2 light
window above. 2-light pointed window to 3 sides of top stage. Nave 4 windows
to South side, 1 C15 renewed 2 light, 1 C19 2 light, crude C13 2 light window
with cusped top-light, blue lias tracery and Norman rear arch. Similar window
to North side, also 1 2-light C19 window and 2-light Dec window with quatrefoil
head. Red sandstone tracery. Each side blocked fine Norman doorway, 1 order
of columns, roll-mould and zig-zag round arch. C19 nave roof with knee braces
and collar. Fine Norman chancel arch with zig-zag moulding and abaci continued
as imposts, carved decoration, lion to South abacus. Zig-zag single shafts.
Chancel with small Norman gable light, pattern carving to outside and patterned
string course below. Deep splayed Norman reveals to windows. 2-light cusped
late C13 East window tracery. 1 round arched North window. South side 1 flat-
headed window with crude 2-light wooden tracery and 1 single early C13 light.
Plain C19 roof. Jacobean pulpit and remade C17 panelling to sanctuary and
choir stalls. East window 1864, good, and one c.1860-60 Nave South window.
Remnant of medieval wooden door to South door. Ref: Pevsner: Worcs. pp 138-9,

Listing NGR: SO8703542025

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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