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Church of St Nicolas, Shoreham-by-Sea

Description: Church of St Nicolas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 297315

OS Grid Reference: TQ2080305986
OS Grid Coordinates: 520803, 105986
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8408, -0.2856

Location: St Nicolas Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5NH

Locality: Shoreham-by-Sea
Local Authority: Adur District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN43 5NH

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
3/46 OLD SHOREHAM (east side)

Church of St Nicolas
The former listing date shall be added to read: 29/9/72

In the entry for
3/46 Shoreham
(North side)
Church of St Nicholas
The item shall be amended to read: ST NICOLAS LANE, Old
(North side)
Church of St Nicolas
the former listing date shall be amended to read 8.5.50


TQ 20 NW
(north side)
Church of St Nicholas

Church. Circa 900, c.1140, C14. Restored 1839-40 by J M Neale with J C Buckler
the chancel. Nave, crossing tower, transeptal chapels and chancel. Flint with stone
dressings, Horsham slab roofs. West part of north wall of nave c.900 with tall
blocked doorway on north side, perhaps as part of tower nave. Nave otherwise c.1140
as are the central towers and transeptal chapels. Blocked doorway in south side of
nave, c.1140. Three bays, with windows renewed; only one window to north. Transept
ends with jagged windows replacing lancets copied from Climping. Tower has bell stage
made up of three arches, the central open with twin sub-arches, all in a rectangular
panel. Oeils-de-boeuf above, topped by pyramidally-hipped roof. Chancel: 2 bays with
east window of c.1330, with reticulated tracery. Similar window in vestry. Interior:
Tower arches. Responds with three demi-arches, the middle one thicker. Scalloped
capitals and arches of a plain soffit and 2 rolls, left and right, and broad labels
with zig-zag and billet decoration. Faces on south transept-arch. Tie-beam at east
end of nave, possibly circa 1140, with billet ornament. Tie-beam in chancel, c.1300,
ornamented with dog tooth. Screen, also c.1300, with trefoiled heads to narrow

Listing NGR: TQ2080605989

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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