Description: Old Church of Saint Nicholas
Date Listed: 19 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 33251
OS Grid Reference: ST3161558373
OS Grid Coordinates: 331615, 158373
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3203, -2.9827
Old Church of
ST 3058-3158 12/68
Norman church remodelled in later Middle Ages; consists of nave, chancel, and
central tower. Limestone rubble, stone slab roof over chancel. Nave (unroofed):
2 Norman doorways with carving in tympani: ("Circle intersected by 4 lobed motif
drawn in one line" - Pevsner). Porch rebuilt 1904. Central tower: 3 stages, clasping
buttresses, Norman window on S side, parapet of pierced quatrefoils in lozenges, is
mostly modern replacement of Perpendicular work. Stair turret with spirelet to NE.
Chancel: 2 Norman windows on N side and blocked 2 centre arched doorway on S side.
Interior: 2 Perpendicular tower arches. High landscape value, overlooking village
and Axe estuary.
Listing NGR: ST3161558373
Source: English Heritage
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