Parish Church Of St Nicholas

6 Oct 2002
Parish Church Of St Nicholas, The Street, Norton Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5120 THE STREET (west side) Radstock Parish Church of St Nicholas ST 6854 5/29 19.5.50 II 2. C15 west tower and late mediaeval south wall and porch (possibly early C15).

Rest rebuilt 1879 in Geometric style, architect William Willcox of Bath. Five bay nave with north aisle, 3 bay chancel with vestry to north. Coursed limestone rubble with weathered buttresses. Slate roof with polychromatic bands. The west tower is of 3 low stages, upper, crenellated, stage possibly a later addition; outer diagonal buttresses; angled stair turret to north; cornice and corner gargoyles; stepped and moulded plinth; west door replaced by window; Decorated style 2 light cusped belfry windows.

South nave windows: 3 square headed Perpendicular style replacing original windows and 2 poor geometric type (see also on north side). South porch has C19 gable but retains late C15 doorway with canopied niche over (wild-man corbel), barrel vault inside with quatrefoils and bosses with animals and faces.

Vestry has intricate rose window and angled chimney.

Interior: south wall retains mediaeval features, eg rood loft stair (narrow opening) and cusped piscina. Lop-sided Norman font, a cylinder with cable-moulding.

Highly ornamental pulpit of 1888, octagonal on column with mosaics, marble and a statue of St. Nicholas. Heavily carved oak parclose screen in Perpendicular style to chancel arch. Stone carved 5 bay reredos of circa 1874. Good Gothick organ in archway to north of chancel. Important fragments at west end: Roman inscription and an early C15 rood with Virgin on reverse and churchyard cross-shaft.

Graveyard entered from north-east by 2 gate piers with blind tracery panels.

Two lightly carved early C19 head stones to right of porch (one on wall).

Two chest tombs, the one nearest the church mid-C18 with carved piers; the other, close to south porch, to William Lansdown, (died 1793) with oval inscription panel, angel busts and cabriole corner piers.

Listing NGR: ST6886554638


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0378 IOE Records taken by Arthur A Chapman; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Arthur A. Chapman. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Chapman, Arthur A.

Rights Holder: Chapman, Arthur A.


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