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Church of St Nicholas, Biddestone

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 317173

OS Grid Reference: ST8395873994
OS Grid Coordinates: 383958, 173994
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4647, -2.2323

Location: Slaughterford, Biddestone, Wiltshire SN14 8RF

Locality: Biddestone
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 8RF

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Listing Text

ST 87 SW
4/83 Church of St. Nicholas


Anglican parish church, C15, 1823 and 1883. Ashlar with stone
tiled roofs and coped gables with saddlestones. West tower, nave
and south porch and chancel. Small C15 2-stage tower with 3-sided
stair turret rising to bell stage only. Renewed Perpendicular
style west window with hoodmould, dripmould under bell-stage with
2-light square headed cusped openings on each face. Pierced stone
panelling in each light. Blank panel under west and north side
openings. Upper dripmould under embattled parapet with corner
pinnacles. Nave, chancel and south porch rebuilt 1823 by G. Forder
of Winchester. Hollow eaves moulding. 2 windows to nave north side,
one window and embattled porch to south side, chancel with
windowless sides and east window. All windows filled with
Perpendicular style tracery in 1883. Hoodmoulds over. Plain
interior with plastered walls and roofs, chamfered chancel arch and
later C19 fittings. Inscription recording 1823 rebuilding after 2
centuries of disuse.
(Colvin: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1978,

Listing NGR: ST8395873994

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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