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Waverley (District Authority)
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TQ 03720 33973



9/21 Church of 9/3/60 St. Nicholas


Church. Original Church circa 1100, south aisle 1190, north aisle c1290, rebuilt in restoration of 1845, with C15 bellcage and some C19 alterations. Bargate stone rubble, plastered on exterior, some framing exposed on gable end to east of north vestry, hard chalk inside. Roof originally all Horsham slab, now replaced with plain tiles except for eaves courses, wooden shingles on bell tower and spire. Aisled nave with lower chancel to the east, porches to north and south and vestry to north of chancel. Broach spire over cross ridge bellcote on west end of church with two openings on north and south sides, lower openings under pentice hood on braces. Renewed C19 Perpendicular style tracery on the west window with ogee-arch lancets in flanking pentice roofed aisle ends. Diagonal buttress to east end of south aisle with lancet window to south side and a two-light window under label moulding on chancel. Decorated style window to east end over central buttress. Northern windows, C19 copies. Good porches to north and south. That to north with side arcades of quatrefoils over ogee-arch cusped arcade. Arched braces to entrance. North doorway taken from north wall, C13 with elaborate diagonal braces on rear of door, massive lock case surviving. South Porch - chamfered posts supporting trefoil-head aisles on sides. Strapwork hinges to C15 door. Interior:- Brick tile and stone floor. Timber bellcage, c1500, to western bay of nave. Oak posts worked into a series of hollow mouldings with arched braces, those on sides lower and forming 4-centred arches. Braced crown-post roof to nave. 3 bay south arcade with obtusely pointed arches on circular piers and half-pier responds, western respond has angle spurs to base. North aisle arcade with hollow chamfer on arches between two wave mouldings on octagonal piers. C14 chancel arch. Fittings:- Screen- part C15 restored in C19 with rectilinear panels to either side of central entrance arch and under billeted top. Jacobean pulpit with sounding board over on scrolled hanger. Panelled sides with leaf decoration and diamond panels enclosing flowers. Central octagonal stem and dentilled sounding board. Fine C12 tub font of Bargate stone on shallow base with recessed section filled by cable moulding. Upper section arcaded with eight circular head arches, each containing a Maltese Cross on long stem. Monuments:- Dorrington Monument - (North Side of Chancel). Dated 1693. White marble with panelled Corinthian type pilasters flanking sides; central segmental arch over with crowning cartouche. Winged putti in apron below. The Church forms the focus of a very picturesque village group.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.96. V.C.H. Vol. III (1967 Edn). pp.79-80.

Listing NGR: TQ0371733975


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Books and journals
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911), 79-80
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I Rev. by Cherry, The Buildings of England: Surrey, (1971), 96


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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