CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1114834

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1964

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, HIGH STREET

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

District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Swineshead

National Grid Reference: TL 05785 65846

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Details

TL 0565 SWINESHEAD HIGH STREET (North Side)

9/196 Church of St Nicholas

13.7.64 I GV

Parish Church. Mainly C14, C15 additions. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings. Tiled roof to chancel. West tower, nave, N and S aisles, N vestry, S porch, chancel. 4 stage tower, stone spire with lucarnes, pierced quatrefoiled parapet, weathered gargoyles at angles. W doorway porch has embattled gable, flanking pinnacles and small trefoiled niche. N aisle has 3 square-headed N windows. S aisle has C15 square-headed W window, piscina in jamb of SE window. C15 2-storey vestry with single lights to E wall. C14 piscina to lower room. Nave has 3-bay arcades. C15 clerestory with 4 windows each side. Chancel retains one C14 window, others reworked C19 in similar style, all with C14 figured stops. Plain parapets to aisles and chancel, frieze of ball flowers and heads to S elevations. Embattled clerestory. Traces of painting to E wall of S aisles, of 2 angels, flanking canopied niche. Tomb recess to chancel, with inscribed slab in front. C14 octagonal font to nave. C14 W door has blank tracery to head.

Listing NGR: TL0578565846

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 36329

Legacy System: LBS

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