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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: 1048680



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Baulking

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Nov-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 250832

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BAULKING SU39SW 5/3 Church of St. Nicholas 21/11/66


Church. Mid C13. Coursed limestone rubble, nave walls rendered over; limestone ashlar dressings; stone slate roof. Chancel, long nave, small bellcote to west. 3 mid C13 pointed lancets to each window; north and south walls of chancel have 2 pointed lancets. North wall of nave has plain mid C13 doorway with moulded impost and early C15 three-light cusped window with label mould to left; south wall has similar mid C13 doorway and 2 late C13 two-light windows; corner and wall buttresses including one flying buttress to south dated 1882. Limestone coping slabs to gabled roof, rendered walls to bellcote which has pyramidal roof. Interior: 3 east window lancets are shafted on the inside; late C19 and early C20 stained glass windows; corner piscina to south wall. 3-bay roof; butt purlins, arch-braced collar trusses possibly of late Cl6 date. To north of chancel screen are blocked rood stairs. Mid C13 unusual rood screen pierced by square openings. Nave has stone flag floor with some ledger stones near door; Jacobean pulpit brought from Grittleton (Wiltshire) and placed on late C19 limestone base; octagonal limestone pulpit; late C19 benches and vestry screen to west; fragments of C14 nativity scene on north wall. 2 early C18 and one late C18 wall tablets, and also on the north wall a painted wall tablet in memory of Robert Grove, died 1693. 6-bay roof in Jacobean style with pendants to tie beams but dated 1708; braced collar trusses, butt purlins. A complete example of a small mid C13 church with unusual screen and some C14 wall paintings. (Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.78-79).

Listing NGR: SU3172390703

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 78-79

National Grid Reference: SU 31726 90705


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