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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8185 / 52°49'6"N

Longitude: -1.8837 / 1°53'1"W

OS Eastings: 407935

OS Northings: 324560

OS Grid: SK079245

Mapcode National: GBR 39P.BL2

Mapcode Global: WHCG2.1F83

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 12 January 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374461

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273734

Location: Abbots Bromley, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, WS15

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Abbots Bromley

Built-Up Area: Abbots Bromley

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Abbots Bromley St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


16/27 Church of St. Nicholas


Parish Church. c1300, clerestorey added c1500, West tower rebuilt
c1700, restored and partly rebuilt by G.E. Street 1852-5. C14 coursed
and squared stone blocks, the rest ashlar; plain tile roofs. West
tower, 3-bay nave, 3-bay chancel, north and south aisles, north and south
chapels, south porch, north-east vestry. West tower: Rebuilt after
collapse of spire (23rd November 1698); 3 stages marked by moulded
strings, rusticated pilaster strips to west corners of first stage
capped by scrolls, rusticated quoins to second and third stages; lower
stage has round headed West door with raised key stone flanked by
panelled pilasters; second stage has blind panel above West door, north
and south sides have a circular window with moulded surround and blind
panel over; third stage has window to each side of 2 round headed lights
and moulded architrave and sill, west side has circular window below and
a clock between the two; balustraded parapet with panelled pedestals at
the corners capped by urn finials spouting flame. Nave: Clerestory of
c1500 with pointed windows of 3 trefoiled lights. North aisle: c1300;
central pointed door with half-roll and fillet moulded surround, and roll
and fillet hood mould terminating in heads; 3-light window to east with
intersecting tracery and roll and fillet hood mould terminating on the
east side in a head, 3-light pointed window to west, all lights with
trefoiled heads, the central one pointed, the outer ones rounded,
crenellated parapet; C18 West window to aisle with round head, moulded
architrave and raised key. South aisle: C19 remodelling; windows
have cusped intersecting tracery and hood moulds terminating in foliage.
Gabled South porch C19, timber framed on ashlar plinth with cusped
open arch, to pointed south door of 2 orders: nook shafts and roll and
fillet moulded arch, hood mould terminating in foliage. North chapel
(Hurst Chapel) C19; windows have Decorated style tracery. South Chapel
(Lady Chapel) C19; triple lancet windows to south side, east window has
5 lancets under a hood mould terminating in leaf decoration. Chancel
window of 7 trefoil headed lights and circle above filled with
geometrical figures. Interior: Nave arcades c1300, octagonal piers
with moulded capitals and chamfered pointed arches; C19 wooden
chancel arch springing from stone corbels carved with naturistic
foliage round headed door to West tower; nearly flat C19 timber nave
roof with moulded tie beams supporting a ridge piece and one pair of
purlins; C19 chancel and aisle roofs with arch braced collars cusped in
sanctuary; chancel with alabaster screen wall and moulded alabaster caps
to piers has sedilia and piscina to south and aumbry to north. Fittings:
stone font c1700, circular moulded base, cylindrical pedestal and gadrooned
bowl in form of an urn; C19 carved choir stalls by Street; C19 wooden
altar rail on twisted wrought iron standards with scrolled brackets and
leaf decoration; C19 stone table on marble columns. 2 brass chandeliers
of c1820 and 5 brass lamps. Monuments: Brass memorial to John Draycote,
burgess of Abbots Bromley d.1463; Warburton family memorial, C17, marble,
bracketed aedicule, winged skull to centre of base flanked by cherubs,
panelled pilasters decorated with cross bones and hour-glasses, fishscale
pilaster caps with torches on top, cherubs and coat of arms above; memorial
to John and Edward Vernon died 1756 and 1780, shaped marble plaque with
moulded cornice, surmounted by an obelisk, containing a coat of arms.
Stained glass: Good East window by Burtison and Grylls. Miscellanea:
Reindeer horns, hobby horse, and crossbow used in the Abbots Bromley horn

Listing NGR: SK0793524560

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