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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221745
OS Grid Reference: TL7125690890
OS Grid Coordinates: 571256, 290890
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4890, 0.5209
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FELTWELL HYTHE ROAD
22/2 Church of St. Nicholas
Redundant parish church. Remains of C12 west tower (collapsed 1898), C13 nave
rebuilt C15. Aisles and early C16 south porch. Flint with ashlar dressings
and slate roofs. Circular tower largely ferruginous conglomerate and survives
to first stage. 2-light west window of south aisle dates from 1830 restoration.
Gabled brick south porch with diagonal buttresses, 4-centred doorway of
continuous double hollow and roll mouldings. Hood mould on labels. Blocked
square-headed side windows. Renewed 2-light south aisle and east windows of
reticulated type. Clerestory of faced flint. 3 2-light Perpendicular windows
under 4-centred arches with hoods on labels and brick relieving arches. Between
windows are flushwork panels with the following designs and letters : double
quatrefoil; crowned letter S; letter D; crowned letter T; crowned letter D;
chequerwork. East wall built on demolition of chancel in 1862 and pierced
by reset 3-light Perpendicular window. Perpendicular 2-light east window of
north aisle and one 3-light north window beside buttress. Arched north door
below church wardens' plaque dated 1830. 3 north clerestory windows as south
but without embellishment or use of faced flint. Interior. South porch roof
of 3 pairs moulded principals on carved arched braces. One tier moulded butt
purlins and ridge piece. 3 bay arcade, that to south C13 : quatrefoil piers
with keels on waterholding bases and moulded capitals support double chamfered
arches. North arcade C15 : lozenge section piers with chamfers on moulded
bases and capitals supporting double chamfered arches. Semi-circular C12 tower
arch with flat responds and one order shafts with block capitals. Clerestory
windows over apexes of arches. King post roof 1898. Cinquefoiled piscina
in south aisle. At east end of north arcade is a reset polygonal shaft of
C12 decorated with chevrons and with capitals of early, vestigial, waterleaf.
Listing NGR: TL7125690890
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Source: English Heritage
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