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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 23 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 309249
OS Grid Reference: SP2704298546
OS Grid Coordinates: 427042, 298546
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5841, -1.6023
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BADDESLEY ENSOR HILL TOP
SP29NE (South-west side)
Church of St Nicholas
Church. 1848, Designed by Henry Clutton. Regular coursed sandstone. Slate roofs
nave parapets with moulded cornices and coped gable parapets with trefoiled
gabiet kneelers. Chancel, nave, south-east vestry tower and south porch. Gothic
Revival Early English style. 2-bay chancel, S-bay nave. Splay plinths, moulded
sill courses, and angle and other buttresses of 2 offsets throughout. Chancel
has 3 stepped east lancets with hood moulds and head stops. North side has
paired eastern and single western trefoiled lancets. Broad tower of 3 stages set
against south side, First stage has shallow angle buttresses and small trefoiled
lancet; south side has part of a Romanesque arch with zig-zag moulding re-set
against it. Moulded string course. Second stage has small slit window. Large
splay course. Third stage has chamfered angles and 3 bay arcade with blind outer
arches with chamfered jambs, slightly larger louvred central opening with paired
shafts and hood mould continued as string course. Parapet and broach spire with
trefoiled lucarnes. West side has snail plank door in chamfered doorway with
hood mould. North-west stair projection has octagonal top stage with blind
arcading and pyramidal cap with moulded finial. Side low nave has large roof and
frieze of nailhead and stylised heads. Broad buttresses and trefoiled lancets to
north and south. Porch to second bay has buttresses flush with front. Moulded
are with nook shafts and stilted hood mould, continued as string course.
Interior is cross-vaulted with shafts. South doorway of 2 chamfered orders has
Plank door with decorative hinges. West front has 2 large lancets with hood
moulds and return stops, and a pointed oval window with moulded surround in the
gable. Decorated crass finial. Interior is plastered. Chancel has wagon roof,
East lancets have shafts with shaft rings and continuous hood mould. arch to
vestry of chamfered outer and moulded inner segmental-pointed orders with
colonnetes. The arch is glazed, and below is a stone screen with
segmental-pointed doorway and arcade of 7 small trefoiled arches with continuous
hood mould. Chancel arch of outer chamfered and inner moulded orders and large
shafts, South-east corner is canted and has shouldered doorway to hall-octaginal
noulded stone pulpit. Nave has arched brace roof with stone angel corbels.
Vestry has stone star vault, Fittings: reredos, installed in 1882 in memory of
William Stratford Dugdale, of cinquefoiled arches, incorporating a piscina,
Traceried stalls. Encaustic tile chancel floor. Octagonal font with shafts.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p82; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p19)
Listing NGR: SP2704298546
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Source: English Heritage
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