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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 191257
OS Grid Reference: SP6474493436
OS Grid Coordinates: 464744, 293436
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5350, -1.0469
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SP 69 SW CHURCH STREET (North Side)
1/35 Church of St. Nicholas
Church. Some of the fabric is C.12, and much is later medieval, but
externally most is of 1869, by Kirk. Cobble with limestone dressings and
Welsh slate roofs. Nave with Western bellcote, South aisle and chancel.
West wall is C.13 with central buttress with quoins and small Y traceried
window. Paired bellcote above. Tracery of south aisle which is entirely
of 1869 is squarely cut in Early English style with paired lancets with
quatrefoils. Coped gabled South porch with double chamfered arch on cylindrical
shafts encloses a resited C.12 doorway: 2 rows of chevron decoration, incised
and embossed, outside slim detached cylindrical shafts which support angular
cushion capitals. The arch itself has a double layer of chevron decoration and
a roll moulded order. Coped east gable to steep nave roof. Chancel appears to
be of early C.14. Lancet windows with quatrefoils, and late Decorated east
window: 3 lights of slightly compressed reticulated tracery with outer hoodmould.
Coped east gable. Vestry to north, and newer vestry beyond which encloses a
C.12 north doorway: A double chamfered round headed arch with hood mould
springing from weathered corbel heads. Inside, the church is largely of 1869 in
Early English style. Nave arcade of 3 bays with cylindrical shafts with round
abaci and double chamfered arches with hood moulds. The double chamfered
chancel arch springs from corbels. Steep nave roof has curved principals with
long bracing. Chancel still has medieval double sedilia with simple chamfered
2 centred arches, and a piscina, with Victorian basin in medieval recess.
Victorian wood reredos, and other fittings. Pictorial stained glass in east
window of 1925. Victorian font with tapering basin carrying an inscription and
supported on clustered filletted shafts.
Listing NGR: SP6474493436
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Source: English Heritage
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