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South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Rotherfield Greys
National Grid Reference:
SU 72648 82316


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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Books and journals
Saint Nicholas Rotherfield Greys Guide Book, (1981)
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 734-735


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 27 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00978/32
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