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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5351 / 51°32'6"N

Longitude: -0.954 / 0°57'14"W

OS Eastings: 472648

OS Northings: 182316

OS Grid: SU726823

Mapcode National: GBR C4P.RMB

Mapcode Global: VHDWF.FP02

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 9 February 1959

Last Amended: 13 February 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047387

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247139

Location: Rotherfield Greys, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Rotherfield Greys

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Rotherfield Greys

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

ROTHERFIELD GREYS
SU78SW
6/117 Church of St. Nicholas
09/02/59 (Formerly listed as Church of
Holy Trinity)
GV II*

Church and chapel. Romanesque, early C17 chapel, restoration in 1865 by W.
Woodman. Red brick base; flint with stone dressing, partly rendered to chapel;
plain tile roof. 4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, with Knollys chapel to north. C19
studded door to right of centre with gabled flint porch with tile roof. Reset
medieval tiles to floor. Blocked Romanesque doorway to left. C19 paired
lancet to centre and single lancet to right. Knollys chapel projects forward
at left. Polygonal end with central 3-light plate tracery window flanked by
buttresses and with cross-gable above; 2-light plate tracery windows to left
and right returns. West end: Lancet window with quatrefoil window above,
flanked by stopped buttresses. South side: C19 lancet windows except square
window to centre of nave. Bell tower rises from ridge; tile hung base; timber-
frame chamber; tiled spire. Interior: C12 font, square with recessed shafts
with water-leaf and stiff-leaf capitals to corners. Brass to Lord Robert de
Grey of c.1387 in front of altar. Monument in Knollys chapel; of painted
alabaster and marble; recumbent effigies of Sir Frances and Lady Knollys with
kneeling figures of children to sides. On canopy above; Lord William and Lady
Knollys before a prayer desk. C17 stained glass heraldic shields in Knollys
chapel. History: Knollys chapel added by William Knollys, first Earl of Banbury
owner of Greys Court (q.v.) in 1605. Lord Robert de Grey was an earlier owner
of Greys Court.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, p.734-5; Saint Nicholas Rotherfield Greys,
Guide book, 1981).


Listing NGR: SU7264882316

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