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Church of St Nicholas, Thames Ditton

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 286659

OS Grid Reference: TQ1609767265
OS Grid Coordinates: 516097, 167265
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3926, -0.3327

Location: 60 Church Walk, Esher KT7 0QQ

Locality: Thames Ditton
Local Authority: Elmbridge Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT7 0QQ

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Listing Text


Thames Ditton

3/48 Church of St. Nicholas


Church. C13, north chancel chapel C14, restored in C19, north wall of 1826 by W.
McIntosh Brooks and extensions to south. Aisle and chapel of 1864 by B. Ferrey.
Flint with stone dressings, tower with brick and tile patching to stonework, weather-
board above. Brick north wall to aisle. Plain tiled roofs, slate roof over porch.
Square west tower, nave and aisles with chapel and porch to the douth, chancel to the
east with chancel chapel and vestry to north. 2 stage tower with lead spire; double
light arched windows to first stage and clock on west face. Gabled porch to south with
4 gables across the east end of the church. Most windows C19 restorations.
Interior: stone floor. 3 bay nave arcades on Perpendicular style octagonal piers with
depressed rounded arches to north side. C19 arcade to south . Crown post roof to nave.
2 bay chancel with C16 brick, four-centred arch under C13 lancet window. Round pier
arcade to south aisle with square foliage capitals and cushion pedestals to piers.
Gallery across west end of north aisle. Round rear arches to lower windows.
Fittings: Cl9 pews and pulpit. Stone Norman font (c.1120 to west end: block capital
with scalloped top and cable moulding to four lunettes containing medallions- subjects
in the medallions include Lamb, Cross and an Ibex.
Monuments : North chancel wall: The Forde Tomb. Mid C16 Perpendicular , rectangular
stone structure with six posts, centre dividing wall to two arched chambers with
quatrefoil band and billet moulding to top.
North Chancel chapel, north wall: Brakendon Booth brass. 1580. Central standing woman
with husbands flanking, 6 children to lefts. Shields over the principal figures.
Monument to Col. Sidney Godolphin (Governor of Scilly) 1732. Aedicular type. Marble
with central projecting pededstal on volute scrolls, set back flanking scrolls to sides
over apron containing a coat of arms. Portrait bust to top of Godolphin in Roman
costume. Swan neck to bust pedestal, broken segmental pediment above.
North Chancel Chapel,West wall: Forde brass. 1533, possibly designed to fit into the
Forde monument. Man and wife kneeling at an altar flanking central coat of arms and
elaborate crest.
Guileme Leigh : brass plate dated 1608.
Chancel arch wall-north side: Polsted brass 1540: husband and wife kneeling, facing
each other across a book littered table, children to right, Stone double arched surround
with projecting cornice top and centre pendant.
South Aisle: west window - Robert Shepherd. 1674 stone cartouche, black oval ground.
South Aisle: south wall: Richard Sullivan. 1806. Black stone ground with white stone
apron , cornice and drapery shield to base.

Listing NGR: TQ1609767265

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Source: English Heritage

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