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Church of St Nicholas, Cholderton

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 319920

OS Grid Reference: SU2270642488
OS Grid Coordinates: 422706, 142488
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1812, -1.6765

Location: A338, Cholderton, Wiltshire SP4 0DW

Locality: Cholderton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP4 0DW

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Listing Text

SU 24 SW
(east side)
2/22 Church of St Nicholas

Anglican parish church. 1841-50 by T.H. Wyatt and Brandon for
Rev. Thomas Mozley. Flint, knapped to lower section of walls, and
Tisbury limestone dressings. Tiled roof. Nave and chancel in
one vessel, tall, of 4 bays with entrance at west end and polygonal
stair tower at north-west corner, now capped with single bell in an
open timbered bellcote replacing original f14che. West door
moulded, with painted inscription, and carved terminals to
hoodmould. Tall 2-light windows, copied from Old Basing, between
buttresses, all with deep casement moulded reveals and mask
terminals to hoods. Three-light east and west windows. Moulded
stone eaves with prominent fleurons. Gable ends raised with
terminal crosses and gabled kneelers. West door has applied
carving in form of ogee crocketed niches copied from the Tower
Church, Ipswich.
Interior: C15 hammerbeam roof of 10 bays with double moulded
purlins and arch braces from hammerbeams to collars, set on arched
brackets on corbels, obtained by Rev. Mozley from an Ipswich
warehouse. Stone panelled screen divides off western 2 bays,
carved with angles holding shields of various benefactors including
patron, Oriel College, Oxford. East wall has stencilled
decoration and commandments painted either side of east window.
Minton tiles throughout. Font: 1850, of Caen stone, octagonal,
and in entrance lobby the earlier C12 font, a bowl with trumpet
supports. Pews, oak, with poppyhead bench-ends. Casson's
Positive Organ. Monuments: west end, a marble wall tablet,
corniced panel with urn against triangular field, scroll supports
and apron on putto, to Anthony Cracherode, sole examiner in the
Chancery of the Island of Barbados, died 1752. Tablet, white
marble on grey, small pediment to pilastered panel, to John Tanner,
died 1833, and family. Nave: limestone tablet with carved
surround to Henry Charles Stephens, squire and ink manufacturer,
died 1918. Stone tablet to Lieut. John King, died 1918. Brass
to Cutbart Rives, died 1574, with poem. Furniture: C17 table
with later top. Short Kashgai runner. Stained glass of mid C19
throughout. The Rev. Mozley, who clearly took the dominent hand
in the design, was married to niece of Cardinal Newman, and both he
and his wife wrote numerous works of commentary and fiction. The
Noyes family, which provided incumbents from 1601 to 1651 also
provided early settlers to the American colonies. In the
churchyard there is a medieval sarcophagus.
(Barrow, E.P. Parish Notes, 1889)

Listing NGR: SU2270942484

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Source: English Heritage

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