CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1177828
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, MAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, MAIN STREET

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

District:
Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Thistleton
National Grid Reference:
SK 91336 17976

Details

THISTLETON

SK 91 NW MAIN STREET (North side)

3/141 Church of St. Nicholas

14.6.54

GV II*

Church with C14 tower and rest mostly of 1879. Ashlar with Collyweston slate roof and stone coped gable. W tower, nave and chancel. W tower of 3 stages with plinth, clasping buttresses, 4 bell openings with hood moulds, corner gargoyles, battlements, and pinnacles with crockets. W window with hood mould and label stops and small W door beneath. Staircase door within. W arch to nave with double chamfer, one hollow, the other dying into curved responds. Nave with shallow curved boarded roof. 3 S windows with Curvilinear type tracery and S door. S porch of stone with gable and wooden open work. Single similar N window. Stone floor with diamond pattern of narrow black tiles. Chancel with curved apse within, polygonal without. Boarded roof of cusped section the beams producing square panels. East rose window with 2 further windows either side. In between and either side 4 terracotta statues of saints in gabled niches. Signed by M. Raggi, 1879. Also, almost certainly by him, a terracotta relief of The Entombment over the altar. Minton tiled floor and C19 stained glass overall in Church. Stone pulpit reached from chancel through doorway. Foliated gable over. Contemporary font and open carved oak pews. Outside around apse a moulded band rises over windows and a rich ball flower and foliage frieze with gargoyles. Door to N organ vestry. N wall close to rear wall of Old Rectory (q.v.) with which Church forms notable group.

Listing NGR: SK9133617976

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
186711
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Mar 2005
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