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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 10 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 329340
OS Grid Reference: SE9913971491
OS Grid Coordinates: 499139, 471491
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1297, -0.4843
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10 Church of St Nicholas
- II *
Church. C14, incorporating C12 fabric at west end; late C18 bellcote; porch
added during restoration of 1882. Restoration by G Fowler Jones. Coursed
squared sandstone with slate roof; bellcote and part of west end rebuilt in
red brick in random bond. Timbered gable and stone flag roof to porch.
West bellcote; continuous nave and chancel; south porch. C19 battered
buttress, incorporating earlier carved masonry, at west end. Tumbled brick
gable end. Gabled bellcote on plinth has two round-arched openings and
gable cross. Porch has restored Tudor-arched doorway beneath gable with
scalloped barge board. C19 nail-studded door. To east two single lights
with restored curvilinear tracery, the easternmost between reset corbel
heads. Blocked lancet in centre. No openings on north side. C19 square-
'headed east window, of 3 lights with curvilinear tracery, beneath hoodmould
with reset corbel head above. Gable cross. Coped gables. Interior: plain
piscina and aumbry in chancel south wall. Low segment-arched tomb niche in
chancel north wall. Splendid drum font with arcading and cable-moulding on
original shaped foot and circular base. Monuments: early C14 effigy,
probably of Robert FitzRalph, Lord Grimthorpe and Greystock (d1317). He
wears a long surcoat and carries a shield bearing faint traces of the arms
of Grimthorpe. His crossed legs rest on a puppy and a winged head. Also
late C13 graveslab with a sword, shield and carved vines enclosed in a
Listing NGR: SE9913971491
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Source: English Heritage
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