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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224307
OS Grid Reference: TG2862133072
OS Grid Coordinates: 628621, 333072
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8466, 1.3936
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SWAFIELD TRUNCH ROAD
TG 23 SE
3/93 Church of St. Nicholas
Parish church. Early C14 west tower, nave and chancel C15. Restored 1861
and 1958. Flint with ashlars dressings. Nave thatched, chancel roof of
slate. 3 stage tower, externally undivided, supported by diagonal buttresses
to first stage only. 3-light Perpendicular west window. Brick lattice slits
to ringing chamber and 2-light Perpendicular belfry windows. Crenellated
parapet with flushwork. Diagonal nave buttresses to west, otherwise stepped
side buttresses. Gabled south porch with hollow and wave moulded arched
entrance. Inner doorway with similar mouldings and late C15 door.
Cinquefoiled cusped side lights to porch. Blocked north door. 3 3-light
ogeed Perpendicular panel tracery nave windows to north and south under brick
relieving arches. 2 3-light Perpendicular windows to north and south chancel
walls separated by a stepped buttress. Priests' door to south. Diagonal
east buttresses flank 4-light C19 Perpendicular east window. Rood staircase
impinges on one light of eastern nave window on north side. Interior.
Chamfered tower arch. Hollow chamfered chancel arch with semi-circular
responds and polygonal capitals. Nave roof of moulded arched braces rising
to moulded principals. One tier butt purlins and ridge piece, both also
moulded. Junction of principals and ridge piece covered by bosses. C19
chancel roof of arched braces to principals, collars, one tier moulded butt
purlins and ridge piece. Octagonal C19 font with traceried stem and quatre-
foils to bowl. C15 chancel screen extensively restored but retaining
traceried dado with 8 painted panels depicting Saints. Ogeed piscina in
chancel with tracery panels above arch.
Listing NGR: TG2862133072
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Source: English Heritage
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