Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 11 October 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 428196
OS Grid Reference: TR3592452170
OS Grid Coordinates: 635924, 152170
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2199, 1.3771
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SHOLDEN LONDON ROAD
TR 35 SE (North side)
5/81 Church of
Parish church. C13 with C14 fenestration and tower, C17 porch, all heavily
restored late C19. Knapped flint and plain tiled roof. Nave and chancel
north porch and west tower. Three stage tower with string courses corner
buttresses and parapet. Nave with restored Y-tracery windows and buttresses,
chancel stepped in with renewed lancets, and low windows to north and south.
North porch C17 of red brick on flint, the end wall rebuilt C19 in brown
brick. C19 doorways. Interior: plain chamfered tower door, fine C15 chancel
arch on round responds with moulded octagonal capitals and bases, and wave
moulded outer order carried all the way round the arch. The inner reveals
of chancel lancets are original C13 work. C19 roofs, of crown posts in the
nave. The nave extends to north of chancel and tower as if aisled on plan.
The north doorway C15, with attached shafts and moulded surround. C19
fittings, including bad marble reredos. Monuments: large series of black
and white marble wall plaques, early and mid C19 Neo-classical, the best to
Sarah Curling, d. 1845, with draped urn and enriched bracketed base, signed
J. Milligan, Portland Rd, London, and Jane Harvey, d.1842, with a sarcophagus
on claw feet, with fasces on the sides, and small coffin over, signed
E. Gaffin, Regent St. London. Originally a chapelry of Northbourne. (See
B.O.E. Kent II, 1983, 460)
Listing NGR: TR3582952152
Source: English Heritage
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