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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 9 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 247139
OS Grid Reference: SU7264882316
OS Grid Coordinates: 472648, 182316
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5351, -0.9540
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6/117 Church of St. Nicholas
09/02/59 (Formerly listed as Church of
Church and chapel. Romanesque, early C17 chapel, restoration in 1865 by W.
Woodman. Red brick base; flint with stone dressing, partly rendered to chapel;
plain tile roof. 4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, with Knollys chapel to north. C19
studded door to right of centre with gabled flint porch with tile roof. Reset
medieval tiles to floor. Blocked Romanesque doorway to left. C19 paired
lancet to centre and single lancet to right. Knollys chapel projects forward
at left. Polygonal end with central 3-light plate tracery window flanked by
buttresses and with cross-gable above; 2-light plate tracery windows to left
and right returns. West end: Lancet window with quatrefoil window above,
flanked by stopped buttresses. South side: C19 lancet windows except square
window to centre of nave. Bell tower rises from ridge; tile hung base; timber-
frame chamber; tiled spire. Interior: C12 font, square with recessed shafts
with water-leaf and stiff-leaf capitals to corners. Brass to Lord Robert de
Grey of c.1387 in front of altar. Monument in Knollys chapel; of painted
alabaster and marble; recumbent effigies of Sir Frances and Lady Knollys with
kneeling figures of children to sides. On canopy above; Lord William and Lady
Knollys before a prayer desk. C17 stained glass heraldic shields in Knollys
chapel. History: Knollys chapel added by William Knollys, first Earl of Banbury
owner of Greys Court (q.v.) in 1605. Lord Robert de Grey was an earlier owner
of Greys Court.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, p.734-5; Saint Nicholas Rotherfield Greys,
Guide book, 1981).
Listing NGR: SU7264882316
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