CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1182200
Date first listed:
27-Feb-1958
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Fyfield
National Grid Reference:
SU 14843 68693

Details

SU 16 NW FYFIELD - 9/33 Church of St. Nicholas 27.2.58 II* Anglican parish church, C13, C15 and restored 1849. Flint, with interspersed limestone. Limestone ashlar west tower. Lead roofs to nave, aisle and chancel tiled. Nave with mid C19 north aisle, south porch and west tower. Simple chancel. Open timber gabled porch on stone low walls. Two light nave windows with quatrefoil heads. Lancets to chancel, probably a rebuild of an original early C13 chancel with corbel table. South priest's door. West tower of C15, of 2 stages with angle buttresses and 3-light west window over square headed door. Two light bell openings. Crenellated parapet with pinnacles. Chancel has heavy pilaster buttresses with pyramidal tops. Interior: Nave has north arcade of 2 bays, double chamfered arches on an octagonal column, probably a replacement of C15 original. C15 roof of 4 bays with shallow pitched tie beams trusses infilled with swirling mouchettes, carrying moulded purlins and ridge. Tower arch with square imposts and tall arch, the intrados panelled. Nineteenth century chancel arch leading to a 2-bay chancel, C13 but much restored in C19. Shafts with water-holding mouldings to bases and stiff-leaf capitals in east corners, also a C13 capital built in as shelf. Pretty internal columned rere- arches to triple east lancets. East wall has moulded tiling below string. Fittings: All C19, the joinery boldly moulded with some carving. Font: limestone, C12 form with narrow intersecting arches on bowl. Pulpit has trefoiled panels with relief Christ and saints. Two sided reader's desk, and sanctuary rail. C19 screen to tower has C17 Flemish (?) panels with the Annunciation, Nativity, the Bearing of the Cross, and the Betrayal/Denial. Monuments: In nave, a wall tablet, late C18. Various marbles. Triangular top with urn, arms on apron lost. To James Shipton, died 1793, wife and daughter added later. Under tower, 3 wall tablets. South wall, early C18, various marbles. Panel with flanking pilasters, cornice with painted arms. To Edmund and Ann Fitz James, died 1716. North wall: C18 white marble on grey, panel with cornice and apron, to Nicholas Dymore, died 1804, and another, similar, not identified.

Listing NGR: SU1484368693

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
311285
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: 03 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03689/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Andy Domeracki. Source Historic England Archive
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