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Church of St Nicolas

A Grade I Listed Building in Adur, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8408 / 50°50'26"N

Longitude: -0.2856 / 0°17'8"W

OS Eastings: 520803

OS Northings: 105986

OS Grid: TQ208059

Mapcode National: GBR HMF.6LQ

Mapcode Global: FRA B69W.6JH

Entry Name: Church of St Nicolas

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Last Amended: 23 June 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027872

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297315

Location: Adur, West Sussex, BN43

County: West Sussex

District: Adur

Town: Adur

Electoral Ward/Division: St Nicolas

Built-Up Area: Shoreham-by-Sea

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Old Shoreham St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/01/2013


TQ 20 NW
3/46
8.5.50


SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
ST NICOLAS LANE (north side)
OLD SHOREHAM
Church of St Nicholas


I


Church. Circa 900, c.1140, C14. Restored 1839-40 by J M Neale with J C Buckler
the chancel. Nave, crossing tower, transeptal chapels and chancel. Flint with stone
dressings, Horsham slab roofs. West part of north wall of nave c.900 with tall
blocked doorway on north side, perhaps as part of tower nave. Nave otherwise c.1140
as are the central towers and transeptal chapels. Blocked doorway in south side of
nave, c.1140. Three bays, with windows renewed; only one window to north. Transept
ends with jagged windows replacing lancets copied from Climping. Tower has bell stage
made up of three arches, the central open with twin sub-arches, all in a rectangular
panel. Oeils-de-boeuf above, topped by pyramidally-hipped roof. Chancel: 2 bays with
east window of c.1330, with reticulated tracery. Similar window in vestry. Interior:
Tower arches. Responds with three demi-arches, the middle one thicker. Scalloped
capitals and arches of a plain soffit and 2 rolls, left and right, and broad labels
with zig-zag and billet decoration. Faces on south transept-arch. Tie-beam at east
end of nave, possibly circa 1140, with billet ornament. Tie-beam in chancel, c.1300,
ornamented with dog tooth. Screen, also c.1300, with trefoiled heads to narrow
lights.


Listing NGR: TQ2080605989

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