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Latitude: 52.2806 / 52°16'50"N
Longitude: -0.4508 / 0°27'2"W
OS Eastings: 505785
OS Northings: 265846
OS Grid: TL057658
Mapcode National: GBR G08.T17
Mapcode Global: VHFPH.4YK2
Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas
Listing Date: 13 July 1964
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1114834
English Heritage Legacy ID: 36329
Location: Swineshead, Bedford, MK44
Civil Parish: Swineshead
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Swineshead
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 0565 SWINESHEAD HIGH STREET (North Side)
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
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