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Church of St Nicholas, Cottesmore

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 186620

OS Grid Reference: SK9024913637
OS Grid Coordinates: 490249, 313637
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7129, -0.6655

Location: Clatterpot Lane, Cottesmore, Rutland LE15 7DJ

Locality: Cottesmore
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 7DJ

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Listing Text


SK 91 SW MAIN STREET (North Side)

7/50 Church of St. Nicholas



Church of C12-C15 with S porch of 1851. Coursed squared stone and ashlar,
with Collyweston slate, lead and parapetted roofs. Buttresses with set-offs,
plinth, ball flower and head frieze to nave and aisles, and stone coped
gables. W tower with spire, nave aisles, chancel, N chancel vestry and
S porch. C13 Tower of 3 stages with angle buttresses. W window with restored
Geometric tracery, clock face and lancet on 2nd stage S side and 1-light
on N side, 4 bell openings with bar tracery, and ball flower and head
frieze at top. Broach spire with tall broaches, 2 sets of lucarnes, and
part gilded weathervane. W arch to nave triple chamfered, the inner dying
into polygonal respond. Blank window above and buttress to right. C14
nave arcades, N of 3 bays plus a 4th, and S of 4 bays. Double chamfered
arches with hood moulds and lable stops over octagonal piers. Clerestorey
probably early C14 (ball flower frieze) though 3 Perp windows. 6 bay
low-pitch tie beam roof much restored. Wall pieces and curved braces
from wooden corbels. Similar roofs to aisles, the S with open carved
spandrels. N aisle has NW, 3 N and NE windows with Perp tracery. N doorway
c1300. Chancel arch double chamfered the inner dying into polygonal respond.
Chancel walls probably partly C13 (C13 respond showing) but late Perp
windows. 1 N with stained glass of c1907, 3 S, one with C19 stained glass
and one with roll moulded chamfer. 5-light E window with stained glass
of c1890. N chancel vestry of 1855. Chancel roof is 3 bay restored low-pitch
tie beam with moulded beams producing square panels. S aisle has Perp
windows, SE with stained glass of c1895 and 3 others, one with ball flower
decoration and flat topped. On right of S door a small door leads to
former staircase to former priest's room over S porch. S porch, now
open to roof, of 1851. S doorway is Norman but not in situ. Shafts and
arch with zigzag. Font has square base of probably c1200. Reliefs of
Christ Crucified and saintly Bishop. C14 or C15 octagonal bowl above.
C17 oak pulpit with oval panels on later stone base. E part of N aisle
is RAF memorial chapel. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877, and

Listing NGR: SK9024913637

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Source: English Heritage

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