Church Of St Nicholas (Plumstead)

17 Oct 2006
Church Of St Nicholas (Plumstead), St Nicholas Road Se18, Woolwich, Greenwich, Greater London
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.



Church of St Nicholas (Plumstead) TQ 4578 22/W5 26.3.54


Church. Nave and aisles, west tower and chancel. The present south aisle was the original nave and is of medieval date: the west wall is C12, the south wall C13, with arched doorways and windows within. C14 blocked doorway at east end of south wall. Random rubble masonry with restored parts roughcast. The north aisle was added in C15 to the medieval nave and now forms the present nave. The church was restored in 1867-8 by C.H.Cooke, and enlarged on the north side in 1907-8 by Greenaway and Newberry, in Arts and Crafts Perpendicular style. The new arcade matches the old one. The chancel is of the same period, all of purplish brick with stone dressings. High-pitched tiled roof. Foundations of medieval south transept visible on south side of church. Tower built into the church at the west end, 1664: 3 stages, brownish-red brick with corbelled stone cornice, battlemented parapet and angle turrets. Simple window tracery of moulded brick. INTERIOR: Timber arch-braced collar-beam roof. North aisle: C15 4-bay arcade with hollow-chamfered arches on octagonal columns. Fittings: High altar, altar and baldacchino in north-east chapel, font, clergy and choir stalls all by Stephen Dykes Bower; reredos painting by Donald Towner. East window by Martin Travers. All these date from post-war restoration of the church by T.F.Ford & Partners, 1959. Memorials: some C18 tablets, including one to British Defence Engineer, William Green, Bart. R.E.

Listing NGR: TQ4593178545


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1506 IOE Records taken by Frances Ottaway; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Ms Frances Ottaway. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ottaway, Frances

Rights Holder: Ottaway, Frances


Brick, Roughcast, Rubble, Stone, Tile, Medieval Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Elizabethan Place Of Worship, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Plaque