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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 21 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 154054
OS Grid Reference: SO5340545351
OS Grid Coordinates: 353405, 245351
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1045, -2.6817
SO 54 NW SUTTON CP SUTTON ST NICHOLAS
4/89 (6/1) Church of St Nicholas
Parish church. C12 with C13 and C14 additions, restored in mid-C19.
Sandstone, slate roof to nave, concrete tiles to chancel and stone
slates to porch. C13 west tower, four-bay C12 nave, three-bay C13
chancel, large C14 south transept, late C19 south vestry, rebuilt C14
north porch. Tower: two stages, string course above ridge of nave,
angle buttresses to west, corbelled parapet, lancet west window, lancets
on each face of second stage. Nave: lancet between chancel and south
transept. Two single-light windows in north wall; the east one, probably
C13 or C14 has a triangular head; the west, perhaps C12, has a segmental
head. Chancel: C13 and C14 lancets, the east window is a pair of trefoil-
headed lancets, probably late C14; blocked C13 priests' door with sundial
incised on east jamb, between two lancets on south side. South transept:
large C14 south window of two lights with trefoiled heads, above are two
corbel heads beneath a stone ledge. North porch: perhaps C14 or C15,
much restored, trusses comprising two sets of moulded arch braces support-
ing two tie-beams, moulded to match at their junctions. Entrance from
north through square-headed chamfered doorway, probably C14. (RCHM notes
C12 south doorway with roll-moulded jambs and flat lintol in vestry
inaccessible at time of re-survey, October 1984). Interior: the nave
is separated from south transept by a C14 arcade consisting of one
octagonal column supporting two 2-centred arches springing from ground
level at north and south; C13 two-centred chamfered chancel arch and
tower arch. West roofs are ceiled in the form of barrels (RCHM notes
curved braces on wind-braces in nave); that of south transept has four
C17 moulded brackets, one to each corner, which presently support nothing.
Chancel: ceiled wagon roof, probably mid-C19; south-east window has semi-
circle cut out of its cill to form a high shelf, probably mid-C19.
Restored chancel screen, probably C15 or C16 has linenfold panels to
bottom, open ogee heads and tracery to top of three bays to each side
of entrance. C17 communion table with turned Doric column legs and
carved top rails. Three piscinas all C14, two with trefoiled heads and
ball-flower enrichments, foiled drains, one in splay of south-east window
of the chancel, another in south-east corner of the nave; the third,
without ball-flowers, is in the south wall of the south transept,
adjacent in east wall, a large corbel with cavetto mouldings, perhaps C16.
Early C17 oak hexagonal pulpit and reading desk with panelled sides. Font
has C12 round bowl and mid-C19 stem and base. Small late C17 communion
table to west of chancel screen has bobbin-baluster legs. (RCHM, Vol II,
Listing NGR: SO5340545351
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