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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 176340
OS Grid Reference: TQ9259761809
OS Grid Coordinates: 592597, 161809
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3228, 0.7627
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TQ 96 SW RODMERSHAM CHURCH STREET
2/131 Church of St Nicholas
Parish church. C13 chancel, C14 nave, C15 west tower, restored 1875-93
by S.S. Stallwood. Flint with plain tiled roofs. Nave and aisles, west
tower and chancel with south chapel. West tower in coursed and knapped
flint with 4 times offset digonal buttresses and plinth,string course,
cornice and battlements, and battlemented octagonal vice to south east.
C15 perpendicular lights, and double hollow chamfered and roll-moulded
west doorway. C19 south porch, with wrought iron outer gates. Aisles
with plinth and cornice to parapetted low pitch roof, with C15 Perpendicular
traceried lights. Gable-roofed south chapel with C14 decorated windows.
C19 Perpendicular style east window to chancel. Interior:double hollow
chamfered tower-arch partly obscured by organ loft. Three bay nave
arcade, with hollow chamfered and roll-moulded arches on octagonal piers
with moulded bases and caps. North and south arcades with variations in
moulding indicate different periods of build within C14. Roof of 4 crown-
posts, with moulded tie beams. Cross-beam lean-to aisle roofs. North aisle
with stair to(missing)rood loft. South aisle with double hollow chamfered
arch and hollow chamfered surround to chapel on octagonal responds. South
east chapel with 2 bay arcade of c.1200, now sedilia with billet roll
mould, attached shafts with debased capitals after the Bapchild manner
(see Church of St.Lawrence, Bapchild). Roof of 3 crown posts. Chamfered
2 bay arcade to chancel. Fittings:crocketed ogee headed piscina in south
aisle, trefoil headed piscina in chancel. Restored crenellated screen
from chapel to chancel, coved over 3 sedilia in the chancel to form a
canopy. Restored screen to chancel from nave. Sculptural fragment of
medieval coffin lid on east wall of north aisle. The altar, reredos,
brass altar rail, pulpit, octagonal font and reading desk are all C19.
(See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 435).
Listing NGR: TQ9259761810
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Source: English Heritage
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