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Tewkesbury (District Authority)
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SO 96433 32964



5/187 Church of St Nicholas



Anglican parish church. C12, C13, C14 and C18. Nave north wall and chancel: random roughly squared limestone. Nave south wall: coursed squared and dressed limestone. Tower: ashlar. Nave and projecting north porch, chancel and west tower. Nave north wall: single C13 trefoil-headed lancet to left of a projecting C14 porch which conceals an early plank door with fillets within a moulded pointed-arched surround of c1200 with carved head and animal head stop. Early plank door within a pointed-arched surround to the porch, stone bench seats. Stepped continuous string to the right of the porch. Buttressed south wall with one 2-light and one 3- light stone-mullioned casement with Tudor-arched heads, enriched spandrels, one dated 1624, and stopped hoods. Chancel with diagonal and end buttresses. Some reused stone with roll mouldings and cable moulding and two 2-light stone-mullioned casements to the south wall; two similar windows and a plank door within a moulded three-centred arched surround. Three-light Decorated east window with restored mullions. Three-storey tower, dated 1567, with diagonal buttresses. Fine Early English 2-light west window with cinquefoil-headed lights and richly moulded cusped circle; 2-light belfry windows with stone louvres within casement moulded surrounds. Battlemented parapet formerly with corner pinnacles and eroded corner grotesques. Flat gable-end coping. Nave walls plastered; chancel scraped: nave with early facetted roof, with tie-beams, one cambered with raking struts; early facetted roof to chancel; flagged floor. Cll chancel arch with imposts; reused stonework either side of arch with cable and diaper mouldings. Niche in north wall of nave. C20 bowl font on a C14 base decorated with ball flower and engaged columns, opposite the north door. Restored late C15 pews; two pew ends with linenfold panelling. Carved stone king's head on sill of chancel window. C17 turned communion rails with knobs. C20 communion table. Panelled octagonal pulpit with sounding board and inscription 'Michael/ /Tyller/William/Awoode/Church/ Wardens/16/55', two cherubs' heads above; rosette decoration and pendants to sounding board. Restored C17 reading desk with inscription 'Quench not ye spirit/Despise not phrophecy'. Wall paintings on wall of nave the most conspicuous of which is a large royal arms of William and Mary, 1689, enclosed with draped architectural features. Traces of the Lord's Prayer and Creed in C16 on lettering on the north wall. Fragments of C15 glass decorated with flowers in a north window of the chancel. No monuments. (David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980)

Listing NGR: SO9643432966


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Verey, D, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, (1980)


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

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05974/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Adam R. Stanford. Source Historic England Archive
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