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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 191118
OS Grid Reference: SP7153896001
OS Grid Coordinates: 471538, 296001
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5572, -0.9462
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7.12.66 Church of St. Nicholas
C13-C15, 1863 and 1874. Coursed rubble stone with quoins and leaded,
Swithland slate and Welsh slate roofs. Stone coped gables with finials. Nave
with W. bellcote, chancel, N. vestry, and S. porch. Nave has buttresses with
set-offs and flat-topped Perp. windows. W. 2-light with tiny 1-light to S.
over. Gabled bellcote with 2 rounded arches and bells. N. 2-light, doorway,
and 3-light. 2 S. 3-lights, that to E. with foliage label stops to hood
mould. S. doorway with stepped arch. Mainly C19/C20 4 bay low-pitch tie-beam
roof. Double chamfered chancel arch (triple to E.), the inner on polygonal
responds. N. vestry and organ chamber of 1874 with arch of same date to
chancel. E. wall of chancel rebuilt 1863 and has window with Geometric
tracery filled with stained glass of 1877 by Heaton and Butler. 2 S. windows,
E. with Curvilinear tracery and C19 stained glass. Aumbry. C19 2 bay roof.
S. porch has doorway with single chamfered arch. Late C14/C15 octagonal
font. Frieze of quatrefoils reset as reredos. Marble wall monument erected
by Matthew Saunders, 1612, to wife Margaret, died 1605. Strapwork and
flanking columns. Their tomb slabs are immediately W. of altar. Possibly
some medieval work in fragment of mainly C19 screen standing at W. end.
V.C.H., Vol. V, and Pevsner.
Listing NGR: SP7153896001
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Source: English Heritage
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