Church of St Nicholas


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St Nicholas, Peper Harow Park, Peper Harow


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Nicholas, Peper Harow Park, Peper Harow

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

Waverley (District Authority)
Peper Harow
National Grid Reference:
SU 93465 44062


SU 94SW 5/73


9/3/60 GV II* Church. C12, south nave wall and chancel. West tower 1826, north aisle and mortuary chapel 1847 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for Viscount Middleton. South porch added in 1877.

Coursed, rough dressed local sandstone with clunch dressings and plinth on chancel and north aisle, sandstone rubble covered in rough lime plaster to nave with clunch quoins and sandstone blocks to tower. Stone porch, timber framed above, with incised render infilling, plain tiled roofs. Square battlemented tower to west end, nave and aisle to north with chancel to east, chancel chapel to north, vestry at angles north west, porch to south.

Tower with diagonal offset buttresses to west end, stair turret to north east corner. One arched louvred opening on each face under cornice in splayed ashlar surrounds, one similar window with Y tracery to north and south sides. Lancet with bowl projecting to base, dated 1826 on front of tower over two-light Victorian window under hood mould. North aisle windows in early English style, chancel windows Decorated style and large window to east of three-lights and Star of David pattern tracery under hood mould with human head steps. Niche memorial to Catherine Broderick 1867, on west wall of porch chancel chapel. Old south door of two plain orders and round arch.

Interior: panelled nave roof with floral bosses to square panels. Grey marble columns to north aisle of four lobed sections with chevron moulding to arches. Elaborate floral, cusped rear arches to west window. Much restored chancel arch of C12, remodelled by Pugin. Original traces of Norman arch to shallow recesses left and right of main arch. Heavily decorated central arch with chevron and cross mouldings and attached orders with scalloped capitals. Painted and panelled chancel ceiling.

Fittings: Caen stone reredos of five canopied compartments, the centre containing cross supported by angels and cherubim standing on wheels to other four. C19 fittings including pulpit and font. Victorian Gothic scripts painted on chancel arch walls.

Monuments: brass to Joan Adderley dated 1487, small kneeling figure c.14 inches high under ogee niche. Tower arch wall - monuments to Thomas and Catherine Broderick, died 1641. Grey stele with white cherub's head and portrait busts to either side. Attributed to Bushnell. Neo classical monument to Thomas Broderick 1745. Grey marble stele with crowning urn, on north wall of chancel. Tomb monument to George, Viscount Middleton by H. Weekes of London. 1836. Brought from Wandsworth. Placid semi-reclining figure against Perpendicular tracery background.

Listing NGR: SU9346544062


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Books and journals
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911), 51-2
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I Rev. by Cherry, The Buildings of England: Surrey, (1971), 407-8


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: 05 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/10696/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ray Pettit. Source Historic England Archive
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