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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 9 September 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195349
OS Grid Reference: TA3503000645
OS Grid Coordinates: 535030, 400645
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4852, 0.0336
There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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TA 30 SE NORTH COTES FLEETWAY
3/42 Church of
Parish church. C13, 1865 rebuilding by James Fowler of Louth in
Early English Style. Squared limestone rubble, stone coped slate
roofs, with decorative ridge tiles. Western tower, nave, aisles,
chancel, south porch, north chapel. The 3 stage tower has plinth
and chamfered offset to belfry with plain parapet, stepped
clasping buttresses. On the south side a clock is set in a
square surround and to belfry are C19 paired lancets with trefoil
over in pointed surround. The top of the tower is octagonal. In
the west wall is a C19 lancet and to middle stage a rectangular
light. To north east angle of tower is a projecting stair block.
The north aisle west window is C19 of 2 lights, the head is a
reused early C13 incised sepulchra lslab with sword and cross.
To the north wall are 3 pairs of C19 lancets. Beyond is a reset
C14 doorway with continuous concave moulded surround. To the
east wall of the aisle is a further pair of lancets. The chancel
east window is of 3 lancets with trefoil heads. The south wall
of chancel has a further pair of lancets with cinquefoil over.
The south aisle is lit by 4 pairs of lancets, 2 in the south wall
and one to both east and west walls. The gabled south porch has
a moulded outer doorway with hood and foliate stops. The inner
doorway is early C13 with moulded head and hood, floriate label
stops and angle shafts with annular capitals and bases.
Interior. The 3 bay nave arcades are early C13. The north
arcade has quatrefoil round piers, square abaci and double
chamfered arches. The south arcade has similar but keeled piers,
keeled abaci and 4 centred double chamfered arches perhaps reset
C15. The eastern respond is octagonal with human head corbel.
The tower arch is C13 with octagonal corbels with foliate
terminals and a triple chamfered arch. The C13 chancel arch is
double chamfered with annular human head corbels. In the south
aisle is a C13 trefoil headed piscina. In the chancel on the
north side is a C13 single chamfered doorway to vestry with C19
shouldered rear arch. There is a C19 tiled reredos. All
fittings are C19 apart from the font, the upper parts of which
are of late C12 enriched with thin intersecting arcades and
crosses fleury which was curiously conjoined with a slightly
battered and woodenly decorated base in C19. All windows have
C19 stained glass.
Listing NGR: TA3503000645
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Source: English Heritage
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