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Church of St Nicholas, Swineshead

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 July 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 36329

OS Grid Reference: TL0578565846
OS Grid Coordinates: 505785, 265846
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2806, -0.4508

Location: High Street, Swineshead, Bedford Borough MK44 2AA

Locality: Swineshead
County: Bedford
Country: England
Postcode: MK44 2AA

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Listing Text


9/196 Church of St Nicholas


Parish Church. Mainly C14, C15 additions. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings.
Tiled roof to chancel. West tower, nave, N and S aisles, N vestry, S porch, chancel.
4 stage tower, stone spire with lucarnes, pierced quatrefoiled parapet, weathered
gargoyles at angles. W doorway porch has embattled gable, flanking pinnacles and
small trefoiled niche. N aisle has 3 square-headed N windows. S aisle has C15
square-headed W window, piscina in jamb of SE window. C15 2-storey vestry with
single lights to E wall. C14 piscina to lower room. Nave has 3-bay arcades. C15
clerestory with 4 windows each side. Chancel retains one C14 window, others
reworked C19 in similar style, all with C14 figured stops. Plain parapets to aisles
and chancel, frieze of ball flowers and heads to S elevations. Embattled clerestory.
Traces of painting to E wall of S aisles, of 2 angels, flanking canopied niche.
Tomb recess to chancel, with inscribed slab in front. C14 octagonal font to nave.
C14 W door has blank tracery to head.

Listing NGR: TL0578565846

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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