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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1048593



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: East Challow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 251118

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EAST CHALLOW MAIN STREET SU38NE (East side) 2/24 Church of St. Nicholas 24/11/66


Church. Mid/late C13, restored and west front rebuilt 1858; south tower rebuilt 1884. Uncoursed limestone rubble, partly rendered to north and repointed; limestone ashlar quoins and dressings; stone slate roof. Nave and chancel with south aisle. Mid C19 three-light east window with Kentish tracery; north side of chancel has late C13 two-light window with mid C19 cusped heads and C15 two-light square-headed window; south side of chancel has mid C19 two-light window in late C13 style. South vestry, aisle, and late C19 two-storey tower to west with crenellated parapet, have one-light windows with cusped heads and buttresses. Mid C19 clerestorey windows. North side of nave has similar mid C19 one-light window, late C15/early C16 three-light arch-headed window, C13 one-light window, mid C19 two-light window to west and offset buttresses. West gable has mid C19 three-light French Gothic window over pointed moulded doorway to plank door with decorative iron hinges, and C13 stoup to south. Moulded kneelers to gabled roof. Interior: Chancel has aid C19 roof, late C13 pointed moulded blocked doorway to vestry. Late C13 double-chamfered chancel arch on engaged columns with bell capitals; 3-bay oak screen of 1905 with traceried heads. Nave has mid C19 roof and mid C19 pulpit and tester, C13 circular font and late C13 three-bay south arcade with double-chamfered arches and additional mid C19 west bay. South aisle has mid C19 roof and arches to east and west. Stained glass: Late C19 and C20; C15 stained glass in late C15/early C16 window in north wall of nave. (Buildings of England: Berkshire, p,131; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.226).

Listing NGR: SU3807888253

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 226
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 131

National Grid Reference: SU 38078 88253


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